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Information on Child Abuse and Mandated Reporters

The following documents contain useful information for education professionals who want to learn about reporting suspected child abuse and the practices and procedures followed by DHS once a report is made. 

pdf.gif Glossary
Provides definitions for terms like child abuse, medical neglect and child permanency plan.     

pdf.gif Required Reporters (Mandated reporters)   
Provides for the definition and requirements of mandated reporters.

World Wide Web Icon Abuse of Students in School
Provides reporting requirements and details related to the abuse of children by school district employees.

pdf.gif Initial Reporting and CYF Response (includes Childline)   
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and what happens after a call is made.                                     

pdf.gif Custody Removals and Out-of-Home Placements      
An overview of the department’s practices and procedures on placement considerations, protective custody and permanency planning.     

pdf.gif CYF Client Confidentiality 
 Describes what information is confidential and identifies the parties that are allowed to review case records.       

For more information on CYF practices and procedures

 Overview of Key CYF Philosophies, Practices and Procedures
A complete guide to the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Children, Youth and Families practices and procedures.

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