Lesson 4 - Child Care Licensing

According to the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, licensees must report to their local Child Care Licensing Office by telephone or fax all occurrences of “any child injury requiring medical treatment; any unauthorized child absence; and any suspected child abuse or neglect”. The initial report must be followed by a written report (if not already made) within seven days. Licensees are also required to “notify a child’s parent or authorized representative, as soon as possible but no later than the same business day, of any injury suffered at the facility by a child in care, and any occurrences at the facility of violence or any dangerous activity such as illegal drug use or gunfire.”

Reports made to the Department of Social Services’ child care licensing offices are required reports and are made in addition to the reports that must be made to the local child protection agency in cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. Reporting to child care licensing alone does not fulfill the legal mandated reporting requirements for child abuse and neglect.

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