KPBSD Reports Increase In OCS Referrals

first_imgMandatory reporting applies to people who have reason to suspect the abuse or neglect of a child, but it can also apply to people who suspect abuse or neglect of a dependent adult or the elderly, or to any members of society. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek told the borough assembly at their meeting on Tuesday that the district has seen an increase in referrals to the Office of Children’s Services for abused or neglected children. KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “So far this year 109 referrals to the Office of Children’s Services. We’re mandatory reporters, and if we suspect any abuse of any kind we are required to report.”  Once a teacher or advisor sees something, they’re required to say something, either by phone or in person, with a written report to follow. Reports are going up each year for the district. Dusek: “Last year in total we had 226, so we are a little bit ahead of pace there. The year before that in 16-17 we had a total of 138, so we are well beyond the pace of two years ago. So, we are seeing more mandatory reports.”last_img

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