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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 705. Child Protective Services
5/28/2017

22VAC40-705-20. General Policy Regarding Complaints or Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect.

It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to require complaints and/or reports of child abuse and neglect for the following purposes:

1. Identifying abused and neglected children;

2. Assuring protective services to such identified children;

3. Preventing further abuse and neglect;

4. Preserving the family life of the parents and children, where possible, by enhancing parental capacity for adequate care.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217, 63.2-1503 and 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 13, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 1998.

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