(225 ILCS 10/8.5)
Reporting suspected abuse or neglect.
The Department shall address through rules and procedures the failure of individual staff at child care facilities or child welfare agencies to report suspected abuse or neglect of children within the child care facility as required by the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
The rules and procedures shall include provisions for when the Department learns of the child care facility's staff's failure to report suspected abuse or neglect of children and the actions the Department will take to (i) ensure that the child care facility takes immediate action with the individual staff involved and (ii) investigate whether the failure to report suspected abuse and neglect was a single incident or part of a larger incident involving additional staff members who failed to report, or whether the failure to report suspected abuse and neglect is a system-wide problem within the child care facility or child welfare agency. The rules and procedures shall also include the use of corrective action plans and the use of supervisory teams to review staff and facility understanding of their reporting requirements.
The Department shall adopt rules by July 1, 2016.
(Source: P.A. 99-350, eff. 1-1-16