Child Abuse | Child Protective Services

Posting of the Child Abuse Hotline Telephone Number and Directions to Accessing the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Website (2/21/17).
School districts and charter schools are required to post the toll-free telephone number operated by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive reports of child abuse or neglect, and directions to access the OCFS website in both English and Spanish. Attachment A in this memo contains the full text of the amended regulations of the Commissioner of Education Pursuant to Education Law sections 101, 207, 409-l and Chapter 105 of the Laws of 2016, Subdivision (nn) shall be added to section 100.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education defining this requirement.

Schools may develop their own notification, or use the Sample Notification developed by OCFS and NYSED in both English  and Spanish

NYSED Memo:  Regulatory Changes Pertaining to Child Protective Services Workers Conducting Interviews of Children in Schools (11/29/16).
Provides information regarding requirements of school districts and charter schools to provide access to a child, and provide certain information to representatives of Child Protective Services (CPS), or members of a multi-disciplinary team accompanying a representative of CPS. Representatives of CPS and other members of a multi-disciplinary team accompanying a representative of CPS may be asked to provide photographic employment identification or an alternate form of government-issued photographic identification.

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