Lawndale ESD | BP 5141.4 Students
Child Abuse Reporting Procedures
The Board of Trustees recognizes that the district has a responsibility to protect students by facilitating the prompt reporting of known and suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect. The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for the identification and reporting of such incidents in accordance with law.
(cf. 5141.41 - Child Abuse Prevention)
(cf. 5142 - Safety)
Employees who are mandated reporters, as defined by law and district administrative regulation, are obligated to report all known or suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect. Mandated reporters shall not investigate any suspected incidents but rather shall cooperate with agencies responsible for reporting, investigating and prosecuting cases of child abuse and neglect.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide training regarding the reporting duties of mandated reporters.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)
Parents/guardians may contact the Superintendent or designee to obtain procedures for filing a complaint against a district employee or other person whom they suspect has engaged in abuse of a child at a school site.
(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)
33308.1 Guidelines on procedure for filing child abuse complaints
44690-44691 Staff development in the detection of child abuse and neglect
48906 Notification when student released to peace officer
48987 Dissemination of reporting guidelines to parents
152.3 Duty to report murder, rape or lewd or lascivious act
273a Willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment of child; endangering life or health
288 Definition of lewd or lascivious act requiring reporting
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
4650 Filing complaints with CDE, special education students
CDE LEGAL ADVISORIES
0514.93 Guidelines for parents to report suspected child abuse by school district employees or other persons against a pupil at school site
School/Law Enforcement Partnership: http://www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/safety/partnership.html
California Attorney General: http://caag.state.ca.us
California Department of Social Services: http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov
Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning: http://www.ocjp.ca.gov
Policy LAWNDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adopted: April 6, 2004 Lawndale, California