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.
§§ 63.2-217, 63.2-1503 and 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia.
Derived from Volume 13, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 1998.
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