ERIC Number: ED119834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse and Neglect: Model Legislation for the States. Report No. 71. Early Childhood Report No. 9.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This booklet presents a model for state legislation for child abuse and neglect which meets the requirements of Public Law 93-247, enacted in 1974. Child abuse and neglect terms are legally defined. Additional sections of the proposed legislation concern: (1) persons mandated to report abuse; (2) mandatory reporting of suspected abuse; (3) taking color photographs and x-rays of purportedly abused children; (4) protective custody of abused or neglected children; (5) child abuse reporting procedures; (6) immunity from liability for reporters of child abuse; (7) abrogation of privileged communications; (8) consequences of failure to report suspected abuse; (9) the establishment of child protective services, a child protection team, local plans for child protection, a statewide child protection center, and a central registry for child abuse and neglect; (10) confidentiality of records; (11) education and training of state and local staff; and (12) the appointment of guardians for victims of child abuse. (BRT)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Community Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Preschool Education, Reports, Social Agencies, Social Services, State Legislation
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (Paper, $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.