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Child Protective Services Program Manual

The purpose of the Child Protective Services Program Manual is to provide a comprehensive resource that incorporates current law, regulation, relevant guidelines, and procedures in the area of child protective services. This online manual includes a detailed table of contents and eleven chapters, all accessible as Microsoft Word™ files. There is a date next to each chapter/section/sub-section listing in the table of contents or within the header on each page of the manual; this date identifies the last time the manual was revised. You may also access the Child Protective Services and the Child Abuse Prevention internet sites.

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Table of Contents Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Purpose and Scope Chapter 1 - Purpose and Scope

Chapter 2 - Background Chapter 2 - Background

Chapter 3 - Legal Authority Chapter 3 - Legal Authority

Chapter 4 - Local District Child Protective Services Chapter 4 - Local District Child Protective Services

Chapter 5 - State Central Register Responsibilities Chapter 5 - State Central Register Responsibilities

Chapter 6 - State Regional Office Chapter 6 - State Regional Office

Chapter 7 - Reporters Chapter 7 - Reporters

Chapter 8 - Special Circumstances in Report Processing Chapter 8 - Special Circumstances in Report Processing

Chapter 9 - Notifications Chapter 9 - Notifications

Chapter 10 - Confidentiality, Sealing, Expungement, Amendment Chapter 10 - Confidentiality, Sealing, Expungement, Amendment

Chapter 11 - Appendices Chapter 11 - Appendices

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