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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 730. Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect in Out of Family Complaints
4/1/2020

22VAC40-730-30. Safety Assessment.

If the valid complaint information received is such that the local department is concerned for the child's immediate safety, contact must be initiated with the facility administrator immediately to ensure the child's safety. If, in the judgment of the child protective services/CPS worker, the situation is such that the child or children should be immediately removed from the facility, the parent or parents, guardian or agency holding custody shall be notified immediately to mutually develop a safety plan which addresses the child's or children's immediate safety needs.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-45-5 § 2.2, eff. January 26, 1994; amended, Volume 30, Issue 06, eff. January 1, 2014.

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