What constitutes the first meaningful contact?
The first meaningful contact is a contact with the family, child or collateral that provides pertinent information relating to the safety of the child in a report. This contact may or may not be the first actual contact. The first contact, whether completed or not, is the initial response and should be within the assessed response priority.

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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?