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Nuts and Bolts….
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PUYALLUP SCHOOL DISTRICT CHILD ABUSE REPORT TRAINING Sandy Benson
The Safety of Students and Staff is Our Number One Priority
DISTRICT POLICY 3241 on Child and Neglect Reporting
Proposed District Regulation 3241R
Definition of Terms
Child Abuse or Neglect:
Child abuse or neglect means the injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, negligent treatment or maltreatment of a person under the age of 18 by any person under circumstances which indicate that the child’s health, welfare and safety is harmed. Child abuse can be inflicted “by any person” and may include student-on-student abuse or school personnel to student abuse. These cases also require reporting to CPS, DSHS or law enforcement.
The term “sexual abuse” means any sexual offense against a child as defined in the criminal code, including any intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the sexual or other intimate parts of a child or allowing, permitting, compelling, encouraging, aiding, or otherwise causing a child to engage in touching the sexual or other intimate parts of another for the purpose of gratifying the sexual desire of the person touching the child, the child, or a third party, or communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.
THE TERM “SEXUAL EXPLOITATION” INCLUDES:
Allowing, permitting or encouraging a child to engage in prostitution by any person; or
Allowing, permitting or encouraging or engaging in the obscene or pornographic photographing, filming or depicting of a child by any person.
NEGLIGENT TREATMENT OR MALTREATMENT
The terms “negligent treatment or maltreatment” mean an act or omission that evidences a serious disregard of consequences of such magnitude as to constitute a clear and present danger to the child’s health, welfare and safety. The fact that siblings share a bedroom is not, in and of itself, negligent treatment or maltreatment.
The physical discipline of a child is not child abuse when it is reasonable and moderate and is inflicted by a parent, teacher or guardian for purposes of restraining or correcting the child. The age, size, and condition of the child and the location of the injury must be considered when determining whether the bodily harm is reasonable or moderate. Any use of force on a child by any other person is unlawful unless it is reasonable and moderate and is authorized in advance by the child’s parent or guardian for purposes of restraining or correcting the child. Corporal punishment of students by district employees is prohibited.
RCW 9A.16.100 provides that the following actions are presumed unreasonable when used to correct or restrain a child.
Throwing, kicking, burning, or cutting a child;
Striking a child with a closed fist;
Shaking a child under age three;
Interfering with a child’s breathing;
Threatening a child with a deadly weapon; or
Doing any other act that is likely to cause and which does cause bodily harm greater than transient pain or minor temporary marks.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING
CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT ALL INSTANCES OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.
Teachers, counselors, nurses, principals, administrators, social workers, intervention specialists, psychologists.
All school personnel are required to report incidents of physical abuse or sexual misconduct by school employees against students to school administrators; additional reporting duty distinct from regular child abuse reporting
Failure to report child abuse or neglect is a criminal offense
A S A P 48 HOURS WHEN IN DOUBT REPORT!
When there is reasonable cause to believe that the child has suffered sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect.
“ Reasonable cause” means “facts, or a combination of facts, that would lead a person of ordinary care and prudence to believe and conscientiously entertain honest suspicion that the abuse has occurred.”
RULES PRIOR TO THE REPORT
Questions to a student who claims they have been abused or appears abused should be confined to who, what, when, and where.
Once “reasonable cause” is present, do not ask further questions of the child and proceed with the report.
School investigations of the abuse incident must cease once reasonable cause exists.
MAKING THE REPORT
Make the report ASAP but in no cases later than 48 hours after you first learned of the allegation of abuse.
Do not discuss with other staff members, except principals and personnel office in cases of alleged abuse by employees
Do not notify the parents or guardians that a report has been made or that child has been interviewed.
In emergency situations, make the report to
Law Enforcement (911)
Pierce County and City of Puyallup School Liaison Officers or Law Enforcement
If a school employee is the alleged abuser, also notify personnel office
Notes of allegation and contact date, time, and individual to whom you made report.
Cooperate with representatives of CPS or law enforcement; forward copy of report to agency.
Inquiries by parents, prior to their notification by agencies, should be referred to the agencies.
A TEACHER SHOULD KNOW…
The responsibility for reporting falls on to the certificated person who first heard the allegation. Ideally, principal should be informed prior to the report so it can be jointly made.
The law provides “immunity” for all individuals making good faith reports of child abuse or neglect.
Independent duty to report physical abuse or sexual misconduct by school employees against students to appropriate school administrators.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: Can schools notify the parents or guardians of a student perpetrator?
A: Yes, as it will result in disciplinary action, schools may not disclose the identify of the victim except as required by WAC 180-40 (student discipline appeals).
Q: Can schools notify their school liaison officer?
A: Yes, schools that have a law enforcement liaison officer should report all suspected abuse and neglect to the liaison.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: Can school personnel participate in the CPS/law enforcement interview process at the school site?
A: A third party may be present during the interview, unless the child objects or the interviewer determines the third party may jeopardize the course of the investigation.
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School Expectations “Visit”….
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Hilltop Elementary Evaluation Process:
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“ If it’s not broke….Why fix it?”
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Why Do we do, what we do….?
Professional in dress
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Be on time and ready each day of school and at all meetings
Speak directly to the source of the issue
24 hour rule….
Model amongst each other what we expect in our classrooms….
Be open to new ideas
RESPECT All Differences…..
Strive to be the best educator that you have ever been! If this is done by all then collectively, we will do amazing things!!
We can only control our own efforts and attitudes !!
“ The achievements of an organization is the result of each individual”
Kaleb age 2
“ Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get ran over if you just sit there”
Konner age 4
“ I skate where the puck in going, not where it’s been”