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NCJ Number: 115151 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Basis for Child Protection Teams (From The New Child Protection Team Handbook, P 345-355, 1988, Donald C Bross, et al, eds. -- See NCJ-115142)
Author(s): D C Bross
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 11
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Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In discussing the legal basis for child protection teams, this paper considers multidisciplinary consultation within and between agencies and statutes creating, authorizing, or recognizing child protection teams.
Abstract: Regarding multidisciplinary consultation within agencies, each agency can establish, maintain, and supervise teams in the manner most consistent with overall goals. If not prohibited by written policy or the culture of the work setting, teams can easily be established on a formal or informal basis. Other issues in multidisciplinary consultation within agencies are the delegation of authority, intradepartmental and interprofessional consultation, and comparable consultation and review activities. Regarding multidisciplinary consultation between agencies, as long as an agency's own powers and duties are not exceeded, the appointment of a person outside an agency to serve within the agency may be a good way for agencies to staff a team. Cross appointments, contribution of in-kind services, and interagency agreements are all approaches often used by nonprofit and governmental agencies creating child protection teams. Statutes may enumerate the duties and powers of child protection teams, recognize or require their establishment, and clarify potential conflicts with respect to confidentiality or jurisdiction. About half the States have statutes concerning teams, although few have well-developed statutes. 24 references.
Main Term(s): Child protection services
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Team treatment
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