Hartford Public Schools’ Action Plan in Response to the OCA Report
The Office of the Child Advocate released a report on Friday, February 10, 2017 regarding the failure of the Hartford Public Schools to comply with legal requirements for mandated reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. A Letter from the Superintendent, a link to the OCA Report and the Hartford Public Schools Draft Action Plan to respond to the Report’s findings are provided here along with additional materials and resources.
- For specific questions regarding the OCA report, please contact the Office of the Child Advocate at 800-994-0939 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For questions regarding the HPS Action Plan, please call, the district has set up a special phone line which is 860-200-7333 or email Superintendent@hartfordschools.org.
IMPORTANT: If an individual is reporting a case of suspected child abuse or neglect or suspected sexual assault of a student by a school employee, follow Mandated Reporters directive to “report orally to the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Careline or a law enforcement agency within 12 hours of suspecting that a child has been abused or neglected and (the individual) must submit a written report (DCF-136 form) to DCF within 48 hours of making the oral report:
For supports in the community and referrals: Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut and caller will reach a highly-trained contact specialist who will assess their needs and provide referrals to resources in the community for their child, their family and others. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day every day of the year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available.
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