5161.00 | Provisions for Confidentiality

Confidential documents of alleged abuse/neglect are a serious responsibility. Protection of the child's interests may be compromised if records of incidents are made a part of the individual's cumulative file. Therefore, it will be the responsibility of the individual building principal to maintain separate files for records of reports made to outside agencies. All such records shall be maintained in secured files in the respective schools. Access to reports will be to the Department of Health and Welfare, Child Protection Services, designated administrators, and others through the established subpoena process. (12-15-09)