Current Families

Child Abuse

Report abuse or suspected abuse to the Director, or follow SMS policy on reporting abuse. Director or Administrator will make a report to Child Protective Services and licensor. Director and appropriate staff will write down the following information on an incident report:

  1. Date and time of calls to Child Protective Services and DEL (licensor)
  2. Child’s name
  3. Child’s age/birth date
  4. Address
  5. Name and address of parent/guardian and other children in home (if known)
  6. Any statements made by the child (DO NOT interview the child)
  7. Nature and extent of injury, neglect and /or sexual abuse
  8. Any evidence of previous incidents of abuse or neglect, including nature and extent
  9. Any other helpful information

These reports may become legal document. They must be kept confidential.

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