Child Abuse

The NYC DOE Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Intervention unit located within the Office of Safety and Youth Development (OSYD) provides technical assistance, training and resources to central, district, Borough Field Support Center, and school staff in order to comply with state laws and Chancellor’s Regulation A-750 on child abuse intervention and prevention.

Joint Policy on Educational Neglect

NYC ACS - DOE Joint Policy Statement on the Reporting and Investigating of Educational Neglect  --

This document, signed by the Commissioner of the NYC Administration for Children's Services and the Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education, is part of a statewide effort by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to develop a joint policy for reporting and investigating allegations of educational neglect. This joint policy statement sets a framework to ensure inter-agency coordination and a shared protocol for addressing the complex issues that such allegations present.

This joint policy statement applies to the NYC Department of Education (DOE) when reporting suspected educational neglect to the State Central Register (SCR), the Children's Services Division of Child Protection Services (DCP) when investigating educational neglect allegations, and the Children's Services Education Unit when identifying resources in educational neglect cases. 


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