I blogged about it before but it bears repeating.
When Connecticut DCF investigates allegations of child abuse it falls into of the following categories:
I have blogged before about how to appeal a DCF Substantiation or Central Registry finding. But I cannot emphasize enough is how important it is to get it right the first time.
A brochure? A brochure is an advertising piece. When I think of a brochure, I think of buying a car or planning a vacation to a warm, sunny place.
I recently wrote a blog about whether DCF is allowed to interview a child without a parent or guardian's consent.
DCF is allowed to interview a child during an Investigation with the parent or guardian's consent. That's easy.
An Investigation is usually triggered by a call to the DCF Hotline. A "Hotline Worker" will gather information on the telephone to determine whether the case is serious enough to warrant opening a case.
Effective July 1, 2011, the Connecticut Board of Education requires each applicant for initial issuance or renewal of a professional certificate to sign an Authorization so that the licensing agency can determine whether the individual is on the DCF Central Abuse and Neglect Registry.
A few Public Acts of interest in the DCF arena:
The Department of Children and Families has changed the way they respond to allegations of abuse or neglect.