DHC(LEGAL) - EMPLOYEE STANDARDS OF CONDUCT: CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING

Child Abuse Reporting Policy and Training

  1. Techniques for reducing a child's risk of sexual abuse or other maltreatment;
  2. Factors indicating a child is at risk for sexual abuse or other maltreatment;
  3. The warning signs and symptoms associated with sexual abuse or other maltreatment and recognition of those signs and symptoms; and
  4. The requirements and procedures for reporting suspected sexual abuse or other maltreatment as provided by Family Code Chapter 261.

Reporting Abuse and Neglect

All Employees

  1. Another child; or
  2. An elderly person or person with a disability as defined by Human Resources Code 48.002.

Professional Employees

Appropriate Agency to Receive Reports

  1. Any local or state law enforcement agency;
  2. The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS); or
  3. The state agency that operates, licenses, certifies, or registers the facility in which the alleged abuse or neglect occurred.

Adverse Employment Action Prohibited

  1. Reports child abuse or neglect to:
    1. The person's supervisor;
    2. An administrator of the facility where the person is employed;
    3. A state regulatory agency; or
    4. A law enforcement agency; or
  2. Initiates or cooperates with an investigation or proceeding by a governmental entity relating to an allegation of child abuse or neglect.

Texarkana College

DHC(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 37

DATE ISSUED: 12/10/2019