ERIC Number: ED326996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Educators and Child Abuse. Policy Bulletin No. 5.
Policy Bulletin, n5 Mar 1989
Educators' legal duties and school board liability in reporting suspected child abuse are discussed in this policy bulletin. Information is provided on educators' responsibilities in reporting abuse perpetrated in the home or school, school board liability resulting from failure to report as a violation of abuse victims' constitutional rights, and school board precautions against allegations of abuse or negligence. Recommendations include provision of inservice education for school personnel, creation of awareness of child abuse symptoms and the vulnerability of school personnel to charges, and the promotion of cautious relationships with students. The legal obligation to report suspicions of child abuse is stressed. (21 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium on Educational Policy Studies, Bloomington, IN.