ERIC Number: ED364973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Model Policy on Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Model Policy and Rules on Procedures for Investigating Allegations of Abuse of Students by School Employees. [Revised.]
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Iowa law requires direct reporting by mandatory reporters in all schools to the Department of Human Services. State law also requires all schools to adopt a uniform procedure for investigating allegations of abuse of students by school employees. The Department of Education and the Department of Human Services have established administrative rules and a Model Policy for adoption by public school boards and authorities in charge of nonpublic schools. The first section of this report includes an introduction, a Model Policy on Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse, and a reporting procedure for common questions about following the model policy. Appendix A includes a list of district and county Department of Human Services offices. Appendix B includes a Department of Human Services Suspected Child Abuse Reporting Form. The second section of this report includes Model Policy and Rules on Procedures for Investigating Allegations of Abuse of Students by School Employees. Included are an introduction, policy statement, and rules and comments. Appendices A-G include a Complaint of Injury to or Abuse of a Student form, a Report of Level-One Investigation form, Iowa licensed investigators, sexual abuse law, reasonable force law, responses to typical questions, and Board of Educational Examiners Complaint form. (JPT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting; Iowa; Mandatory Reporting of Abuse
Note: For an earlier policy study, see ED 314 839.