Section 1006.061 Task 1

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“Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors.” “A pattern of physical and behavioral sign is a serious indicator and should be reported.” (Florida Dept. of Education, 2015, Section 1006.061) As an educator and professional it is my duty to report any signs of neglect and/or abuse, especially if it is on going. The first thing that should be done is an ongoing documentation made by myself to ensure that I have proper dates and information to pass on to the administrators. Although it is not our job to interrogate a child, depending upon the relationship you may have, inquiring can provide more information about the matter. It is imperative to make sure not to make the situation uncomfortable or put the child in discomfort. It is important to listen, be supportive, stay level headed, and believe. (Florida …show more content…

“It is an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect.” (Florida Dept. of Education, 2015, Section 1006.061) Reference: Florida Dept. of Education. (2015). “Child Abuse Look for the Signs.” Florida Depaartment of Education. Retrieved from: http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7725/urlt/0072440-mandatoryabusereport08.pdf Florida Dept. of Education. (2015). "Reporting Misconduct & Abuse." Florida Department of Education. Section § 1006.061, S.220.187 or S.1002.39. Retrieved from < http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7725/urlt/DCFEnglishPoster.pdf >. The 2015 Florida Statutes. 1995-2015 “Mandatory reports of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; mandatory reports of death; central abuse hotline.” The Florida Legislature. Section 39.201. Retrieved from

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