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4450 Reports Involving an Unrelated Caregiver

4451 Day Care Provided Outside of a Child’s Home

SWI Policy and Procedures November 2011

If there are allegations of abuse or neglect of a child by an unrelated person providing day care outside the child’s home, the intake specialist assesses the parent’s role in the situation to determine whether the parent is protective.

If it is suspected that the parent is not protective, the intake specialist completes an intake for CPS.

The intake specialist also assesses whether the caregiver is licensed or is subject to regulation by CCL. See 5340 Determining Whether Child Care Provided in the Caregiver’s Home is Subject to DCL Regulation and 5330 DCL Illegal Operations.

If the caregiver is not subject to CCL regulation, the intake specialist completes an I&R Non-FPS Criminal Matter. See 2761 Reports of Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, or Death Investigated by Law Enforcement.

4452 Day Care Provided In the Child’s Home

SWI Policy and Procedures November 2011

Occasional Child Day Care

If there are allegations of abuse or neglect of a child by an unrelated person providing occasional care inside the child’s home, the intake specialist assesses whether the parent is appropriately protective by not allowing the person access to the child.

  •  If the parent is protective, the intake specialist takes an I&R to be faxed to law enforcement. The In RE is in the name of the caregiver.

  •  If the parent does not appear to be protective, the intake specialist also completes a CPS intake with the parent as the alleged perpetrator.

Ongoing Child Day Care

If there are allegations of abuse or neglect by a person who provides care on an ongoing basis in the child’s home, the intake specialist completes an intake even if the parents are protective. The intake is in the name of the parent, with the caregiver as the alleged perpetrator and relationship as an unrelated household member.

If the parent does not appear to be protective, the parent is also listed as a perpetrator. Since the caregiver is not subject to licensure by Day Care Licensing (DCL), the report is sent only to CPS.

If there are safety issues involving the caregiver’s own children, the intake specialist completes a separate CPS report on the caregiver’s household.

4453 Foreign Exchange/Sponsorship Program

SWI Policy and Procedures November 2011

If a child is living with a family under the sponsorship of a foreign exchange program or organization, the sponsoring family is considered the caregiver. If there are allegations of abuse or neglect by the family, the intake specialist completes an intake for CPS.

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