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6000: Investigations

Appendix 6000-1: Investigator Time Frames for Investigations

LPPH July 2017

Use the table below to determine when certain actions must be completed after SWI or the local CCL office receives the intake report.

All days are calendar days. Supervisors may require shorter time frames on certain investigations, based on the risk to children. Investigators document all investigation activities on the same day that the activities occur, or on the following day.

For further information, see 6200 Assessing and Processing Intake Reports.

Action

Priority 1 (P1) Intakes

Priority 2 (P2) Intakes

Priority 3 (P3) Intakes

Priority 4 (P4) Intakes

Priority 5 (P5) Intakes

Initiation of the investigation

Within 24 hours

A/N – Within 72 hours

Non-abuse or neglect: Within 5 days

Within 15 days

N/A

Within 5 days

Abuse or neglect (A/N) investigations – observe or interview alleged victims who were not observed or interviewed as part of the initiation

Within 5 days

Within 7 days

N/A

N/A

N/A

Inspection at operation

Within 15 days

Within 15 days

Within 30 days

Within 45 days for CPA Internal Investigations

Within 30 days for all other types of investigations

N/A

Complete the investigation

Within 30 days

Within 30 days

Within 60 days

Within 60 days

Within 60 days

Investigations: Complete the documentation

The same day the investigation is completed

The same day the investigation is completed

Within 60 days

Within 60 days

Within 60 days

A/N investigations: Prepare draft notification letters

The same day the investigation is completed

The same day the investigation is completed

N/A

N/A

N/A

A/N Investigations – Saves and Submits the investigation in IMPACT to the supervisor for approval

The same day the investigation is completed

The same day the investigation is completed

N/A

N/A

N/A

Finalize and mail the notification letters

Within 5 days after closing in IMPACT (A/N) or completing in CLASS (non-A/N)

Within 5 days after closing in IMPACT (A/N) or completing in CLASS (non-A/N)

60 days

60 days

60 days

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