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BP 5141.4

Students

 

Child Abuse Prevention And Reporting

 

The San Benito County Office of Education (SBCOE) is committed to supporting the safety and well-being of SBCOE students and desires to facilitate the prevention of and response to child abuse and neglect. The Superintendent or designee shall develop and implement strategies for preventing, recognizing, and promptly reporting known or suspected child abuse and neglect.

 

The Superintendent or designee may provide a student who is a victim of abuse with school-based mental health services or other support services and/or may refer the student to resources available within the community as needed.

 

Child Abuse Reporting

 

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for the identification and reporting of known and suspected child abuse and neglect in accordance with law.

 

Procedures for reporting child abuse shall be included in the SBCOE and/or school comprehensive safety plan.  (Education Code 32282)

 

SBCOE employees who are mandated reporters, as defined by law and administrative regulation, are obligated to report all known or suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect.

 

The Superintendent or designee shall provide training regarding the duties of mandated reporters.

 

 

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32280-32288  Comprehensive school safety plans

33195  Heritage schools, mandated reporters

33308.1  Guidelines on procedure for filing child abuse complaints

44252  Teacher credentialing

44691  Staff development in the detection of child abuse and neglect

44807  Duty concerning conduct of students

48906  Notification when student released to peace officer

48987  Dissemination of reporting guidelines to parents

49001 Prohibition of corporal punishment

51220.5  Parenting skills education

51900.6  Sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention

PENAL CODE

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

11164-11174.3  Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE

15630-15637  Dependent adult abuse reporting

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

4650  Filing complaints with CDE, special education students

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

11434a  McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; definitions

COURT DECISIONS

Camreta v. Greene (2011) 131 S.Ct. 2020

 

Policy Adopted: 6-14-18