Now, more than ever, it is critical for schools to ensure that all faculty and staff are appropriately trained regarding their legal obligations to report suspicions of abuse and neglect of any student to appropriate authorities.
Save the date of October 3, 2017, for this complimentary webinar presented by Shipman & Goodwin school law attorneys, Julie C. Fay and Laura A. Fisher, on the topic of mandated reporting and professional boundaries.
This program will act as a primer for faculty and staff and explore the obligations of school employees under Connecticut’s mandatory reporting law on child abuse and neglect. As this law continues to evolve, so do the responsibilities of teachers, administrators and other school employees to make timely reports of suspicions of abuse and neglect to the appropriate authorities.
We will discuss scenarios that trigger reporting, including student to student issues, the mechanics of reporting and best practices for coordinating investigations by the Department of Children and Families, law enforcement and the school. As part of our discussion, this webinar will focus on frequent questions from educators on topics such as the scope of anonymity, sharing information with parents, and how to respond to sexual misconduct between minors.
Space is limited. Please save your seat and register to enroll in this course today.
When: October 3, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM