Oaks Elementary School Home Page
« March 2017 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

 

Username:
Password:
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
 
The purpose of this community announcement is to provide guidelines and directions to those persons, both professional and lay, in understanding, detecting and reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.

Pennsylvania law encourages everyone to report suspicions of child physical, sexual, mental abuse or neglect, in order to protect children. Your report can be made anonymously, but by providing your name you add credibility to the report and assure that contact is possible, if additional information is needed on behalf of the children. All reports are confidential under penalty of law which prohibits release of information which would identify a reporter. There are many mandated reporters, including educators, however we cannot report on hearsay.

Anyone reporting child abuse or neglect in good faith is provided civil and criminal immunity from legal liability that otherwise might result by reason of such action.

As much of the following information should be gathered in preparation for the call:

          Child’s name and age (D.O.B. if possible)

          Child’s present location and the county where abuse occurred

          Names, address, phone # of the child’s parent(s) or guardianName, address and phone # of the
          suspected abuser

          Name and phone # of anyone who may have witnessed the abuse

          Account of what happened, when the incident occurred, description of any injury to the child
          and why you suspect the child was abused or neglected.

What Happens Once a Report Has Been Made? The office of Children & Youth caseworker investigating the report will inform the custodial parent and investigate the situation.
Contact Information Provided by:
   

Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth: 610-278-5800

Pa. Child Abuse Hotline: Childline: # 1-800- 932-0313
(Operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day)

Local Police Departments: Limerick 610-495-7909; Royersford 610-948-3333 
 

Disclaimer | Site Map | Privacy Policy | View "printer-friendly" page | Login   In Japanese  In Korean  En français  Auf Deutsch  In italiano   No português  En español  In Russian  
Site powered by SchoolFusion.com © 2017 - Educational website content management