Hartford Public Schools’ Action Plan: Ensuring Student Safety
Please attend our Public Forums on Ensuring Student Safety.
ALL FORUMS ARE OPEN TO ALL HARTFORD FAMILIES.
Be a part of the actions we are taking to build a culture of accountability, communication, respect and safety so every child can thrive.
Information Presentation by the Office of the Connecticut State Child Advocate on their OCA Report, and HPS Action Plan Presentation by Acting Superintendent, Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez.
- If you missed our forum on Thursday, 3/23/2017 at Milner School, you can watch it here.
- Thursday, 4/6/2017 5:30-7:00 pm
Journalism & Media Academy, 150 Tower Ave.
Community Conversations on preventing child abuse and neglect, recognizing the signs, reporting, and getting help.
- Thursday, 3/30/2017 5:30-7:30 pm
Bulkeley High School, 300 Wethersfield Ave.
- Thursday, 4/20/2017 5:30-7:30 pm
Hartford Public High School, 55 Forest Street
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Childcare provided for children ages 2 and above. Call 860-695-8400 to register for childcare.
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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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