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Child Victimization Policy

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The intent of this policy is to provide consistency in the identification and reporting of child victimization in an effort to help identify all children who have experienced violence. Its intent is to also ensure in cases of child victimization that mandated reporters are aware of their responsibility to report suspected child victimization and to provide resources to strengthen families so they are able to ensure the safety of their children. Mandated reporters serve a pivotal role in the identification and reporting of child victimization, and they are often the child’s first contact after victimization has occurred. Mandated reporters have great diversity in the services they provide and the professional ethics that guide their practice. Maintaining clear policies will assist the mandated reporter in meeting their reporting responsibilities.