ERIC Number: ED314839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Since 1985, Iowa has required certain health practitioners, social workers, certified school employees, psychologists, licensed day care providers, and other professionals to report suspected cases of child abuse directly to the Department of Human Services (DHS). Since school employees are not persons responsible for a child's care under the child abuse laws, a school employee who abuses a student is not subject to investigation by the DHS. Subsequently, the Iowa State Legislature has required that all schools adopt a uniform procedure for investigating allegations of abuse of students by school employees. The first of two sections within this document provides the model policy on identifying and reporting child abuse, the reporting procedures, and information on reporting. The appendices to the first section include a list of the DHS's officers, and a suspected child abuse reporting form. Contained within the second section is a model policy for investigating allegations of student abuse by a school employee. Appended is a student abuse report; a level-one investigation report; a list of Chapter 102 complaints for 1989-90 and 1990-91; a list of Iowa licensed investigators; the sexual abuse law and the reasonable force law; information regarding Chapter 102; and a Board of Education Examiner's complaint form. (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa