Board Policies

This Policy is under review.

5402 - Child Abuse and Neglect

Last Updated Date: 12/02/2019

Adoption Date: 10/03/2016

Revision History:

Any employee who has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse or neglect, or observes such child being subjected to conditions or circumstances which reasonably would result in child abuse or neglect, shall report that abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services by calling 1.800.652.1999 or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The report shall be made immediately or as soon as practicable, but in no event shall such report be made later than 24 hours after becoming aware of such possible abuse. In addition to calling CPS, or law enforcement, the employee shall inform the building principal or immediate supervisor as soon as CPS, or law enforcement, has been notified. The building principal or immediate supervisor shall contact Human Resources if the abuse or neglect involves a staff member. Any OPS employee who fails to make any report of child abuse or neglect required by law will be subject to discipline up to and including discharge.

Legal Reference:
Neb. Rev. Stat. 28-711

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