To comply with the provisions of the Penal Code and for the well-being of students, any school employee who suspects that a student enrolled in the Irvine Unified School District has been subjected to physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect, shall report this information to the appropriate county agency by telephone immediately or as soon as practically possible, and shall prepare and forward a written report thereof within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident.

Policy Adopted: November 12, 1973
Policy Revised: October 6, 1998

Legal Reference:

Education Code:

33308.1 Guidelines; procedure for filing child abuse complaints
44690-44691 Staff Development in the Detection of Child Abuse and Neglect
48906 Notification of parent, guardian, or relative of release of pupil to peace officer, procedure for victims of suspected child abuse

Penal Code:

273a Willful cruelty to child
11164 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
11165-11165.7 Definitions relating to child abuse
11166-11167.5 Child abuse reports/reporting
11172 Immunity from liability
11174.3 Interviewing victim at school

Welfare and Institutions Code:

601-601.2 Referral by School Attendance Review Board; minors habitually disobedient or truant
15630-15637 Dependent adult abuse reporting

Statutes Other than Code:

Chapter 1102, Statutes of 1991, Section 6


0514.93 Guidelines for parents to report suspected child abuse by District employees or other persons against a pupil at school site

Administrative Guideline