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Self study module for the child protection intake process part ii analyzing a report

Self Study Module for the Child Protection Intake ProcessPart II: Analyzing a report

  • Developed by North Dakota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services Division 2000


Instructions for navigating through the presentation

Instructions for Navigating Through the Presentation


Analyzing a report of suspected child abuse or neglect

Analyzing a Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

  • Critical activity in the assessment process

  • Completes the intake process

  • Begins the CPS assessment process


The sfn 960

The SFN 960

  • The SFN 960 is a tool

  • This tool should be supplied to mandated reporters

  • Report information should be transferred to the SFN 960 form

  • Record the date the information was received


Decisions to make when intake information is analyzed

Decisions to Make When Intake Information is Analyzed

  • Is the report appropriate for CPS?

  • Does the report require an emergency response?

  • What is the reporter’s motive?


Is the report appropriate

Is the Report Appropriate?

CPS reports must:

  • Concern a child under 18 years old

  • Include concerns that the suspected maltreatment was caused by someone in the role of a caregiver to the child

  • Express some concern that a child has been abused or neglected


Does the report require an emergency response

Does the Report Require an Emergency Response?

  • Is there a child in immediate risk of harm?

  • Can CPS provide the most effective response?

  • Is the scene secure?

  • Use the category system


What is the reporter s motive

What is the Reporter’s Motive?

  • Good faith is presumed

  • There are penalties for false reporting


Administrative assessment

Administrative Assessment

  • One of these conditions is present:

    • the concern clearly falls outside of state law

    • reporter can give no credible or causal reason for suspecting the child has been abused or neglected

    • insufficient information is given to identify or locate the child/family

    • there is reason to believe the reporter is willfully making a false report

    • The concerns in the report are being addressed in a current or prior assessment


More conditions for administrative assessment

More Conditions for Administrative Assessment

  • The subject is receiving therapy at the human service center and the information is assessed by the social worker, therapist and Regional Supervisor

  • The child and family are receiving case management services by the county due to prior reported concerns

  • the assessment of safety and risk concerns is in progress and information found early on indicates the concerns fall outside the child abuse and neglect law (assessment terminated in progress)


Administrative referral

Administrative Referral

  • Referrals should be made when:

    • the child named in the report is not physically present in the county receiving the report

    • the subject of the report is not a caregiver

    • the reported concerns took place on an Indian Reservation


Notifying the reporter

Notifying the Reporter

  • Reporters should be notified of administrative assessment or referral

  • Use professional judgement


The category system

The Category System

  • Category A - immediate response - contact with law enforcement required

  • Category B - respond within 24 hours - law enforcement may be contacted

  • Category C - assessment must begin within 72 hours


Category a

Death

Brain damage

Bone fracture

Subdural hematoma

Internal injuries

Torture

STDs

Sexual fondling, intercourse, or exploitation

Third degree burns

Stabbing

Gunshot wounds

Category A


Category b

Burns/scalding

Poisoning/noxious substance

Wounds

Excessive corporal punishment

Cuts/bruises/welts

Human bites

Sprains/dislocations

Malnutrition

Serious medical neglect

Abandonment

Tying/close confinement

Failure to thrive

Twisting/shaking

Any injury requiring hospitalization

Alcohol and/or drugs present in a newborn

Category B


Category c

Category C

  • Psychological maltreatment

  • Inadequate shelter

  • Inadequate clothing

  • Educational neglect

  • Inadequate supervision **

  • Inadequate nourishment

  • Inadequate health care

    • ** Earlier intervention is warranted if the child is under 8 years old


Check existing records

Check Existing Records

  • Agency files

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Information Index

  • Police reports


Re evaluate the initial category

Re-evaluate the Initial Category

  • Based on the check of existing records

  • May determine timeliness of response


Resources for analysis of a report

Resources for Analysis of a Report

  • Consult manual chapter 640

  • Staff the report with your social work supervisor or Regional CPS Supervisor

  • Consult other agency staff who have had previous contact with the family


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Analyzing the intake information shapes assessment planning

  • Refer to Manual Chapter 640-02

  • Ask your supervisor


You are appreciated

You are Appreciated!


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