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ERIC Number: ED257249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Licensing's Contribution to the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Terpstra, Jake
The paper explores ways in which licensing of out-of-home care can be strengthened to improve child care and prevent child abuse. Protections for general child care are noted, including reference checks, review of child abuse report registers, and educational requirements. Additional activities other than rule enforcement activities that are nevertheless part of the licensing process are also discussed, including routine discussion with staff and children, investigation of alleged abuse by both licensing staff and protective services staff, and advocacy efforts on the part of licensing staff. (CL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.