Child Protective Services Handbook Revision February 6, 2009

This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on February 6, 2009. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

The CPS handbook is being revised to address a recent court ruling and the emphasis on 4th Amendment rights and exigent circumstances.

Constitutional Protections: Giving Notice of Interviews and Examinations (PATS 2467)

2350 Investigating Reports of Abuse or Neglect on Military Bases

2380 Out-of-State Incident and Perpetrators

Interviews With Alleged Victims of Child Abuse (PATS 2542)

2240 Investigative Interviews

2241 Interviews With Alleged Victims

2241.1 Obtaining Consent to Interview

2241.2 Basic Requirements During the Interview

2241.3 Substitute Interviews

2241.31 Substitute Interviews for Alleged Victims of Sexual Abuse or Serious Physical Abuse

2242 Interviews With Other Children in the Home

2248 Individual and Private Interviews

Appendix 2240: Standards for Investigators of Child Abuse