Accession Number : ADA257667


Title :   Linking Schools and Social Services: The Case of Child Abuse Reporting


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Zellman, Gail L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257667.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Coordination of schools and child protective services (CPS) agencies on child abuse reporting is required by law because school staff are mandated to report suspected maltreatment to CPS agencies. National data reveal that school staff generally comply with the reporting mandate. Although school district policy and resource limitations reinforce compliance with the reporting laws, CPS agency policies designed to limit reports and to focus resources on the most serious cases are inconsistent with district policies. As a result, school staff reports may be greeted with annoyance and rejection. The implications of this apparent conflict for child protection and for other coordination efforts are discussed.


Descriptors :   *SCHOOLS , *REPORTS , *CHILDREN , *SOCIAL WELFARE , *PROTECTION , POLICIES , LIMITATIONS , CONFLICT , REJECTION


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE