ERIC Number: ED244326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Legal Responsibility of Educators in Child Abuse.
Mondschein, Eric S.
This chapter explores the legal responsibilities of educators concerning the problem of child abuse. The first section provides a legal definition of child abuse as behavior of a parent or guardian that (1) inflicts serious physical injury on a child by nonaccidental means; (2) creates a substantial risk of such injury; or (3) commits or allows a sex offense against the child. Section 2 examines statutory requirements providing for teacher and administrator responsibility, and section 3 highlights issues of liability for mandated reporting and for failure to report suspected child abuse. The chapter concludes with a list of identifying characteristics of abused children and suggests guidelines for school districts to consider in confronting the issue. (TE)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Jones, Thomas N., Ed. and Semler, Darel P., Ed. School Law Update...Preventive School Law. p36-45. For complete document, see EA 016 748.