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