ERIC Number: ED249634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Questions Teachers Ask about Legal Aspects of Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.
Tower, Cynthia Crosson, Ed.
This publication, intended to serve as a general guideline, presents responses to 20 questions on the specific roles and responsibilities of individual teachers when they are involved in reporting child abuse and neglect. The Legal Services section of each Department of Social Services in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands received and responded to a questionnaire. Responses to 19 of the survey questions are presented by state and territory. The responses to the 20th question is presented in the form of a chart listing the statute covering child abuse and neglect for each jurisdiction. Because of the lack of legal uniformity among the responses, the additional 11 survey questions are answered with summary statements at the conclusion of the report. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Childrens Rights, Compliance (Legal), Legal Responsibility, Noninstructional Responsibility, Questionnaires, Sexual Abuse, State Legislation, Tables (Data), Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.