What constitutes exercising reasonable diligence to locate a child or family named in a CPS report?
Reasonable diligence to locate subjects of a report include, but are not limited to, searching for them in OASIS, the phone book, Accurint and or SPIDeR. Contact should be made with the post office for last known or forwarding address. Additional searches include school records, DMV, DCSE and utility companies. Contacting law enforcement, relatives, landlords or neighbors may also constitute reasonable diligence.

Find out more on the Child Protective Services page.

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1. What age can a child be left alone?
2. Are mandated reporters required to report suspicions of abuse or neglect within their family or outside of their work place?
3. What happens when a new report is received on an open referral?
4. What constitutes exercising reasonable diligence to locate a child or family named in a CPS report?
5. What constitutes the first meaningful contact?
6. Does the worker have to contact the non-custodial parent?
7. What information can be released in a founded investigation when there is an on-going investigation but no charges have been filed?
8. What is the difference between information in OASIS and the Central Registry?
9. What is the timeframe for someone to request an appeal for a founded investigation?
10. Does a report of a child not being in a car seat or properly restrained in a car meet a definition of child abuse or neglect?
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