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1

Upon receiving a complaint of a suspected child physical or sexual abuse shall the supervisor attend?

Yes

2

Upon receiving a complaint of a suspected child physical or sexual abuse who shall the officer on scene notify?

the OIC and request that they notify a designated child abuse investigator

3

If it is determined by the Team that it is in the best interest of the child, investigations may take place on school
premises, without first notifying* the parents and in their absence when

 the abuse is disclosed at school and reported immediately by school personnel to the Children’s Aid
Society (CAS)
 the abuse is disclosed outside the school and the Team wishes to interview the child at school
 the abuse disclosure involves school personnel as an alleged offender
 the abuse disclosure involves another child (student) as an alleged offender
 subsequent to the initial investigation, police or child care protection workers need access to the child at school or child care setting as a continuation of this process.

4

The Team shall be responsible for informing the school principal, as soon as practicable, of the following

 when parents have been informed of an interview conducted without their prior notification
 if the investigation is delayed, indicating when the interview is expected to occur
 the appropriate time that school personnel may resume contact with one or both parents
 if the child is placed in the care of the CAS
 whether child protection proceedings will be commenced
 whether a criminal charge will be laid
 the existence and terms of any court orders regarding access or contact with the child
 any other information deemed necessary.

5

Would a Team response be required if the physical or sexual abuse was not by a offender who had some element of charge over the child victim and there is no possibility of child in need of protection?

NO: A Team response shall be required for all allegations of child abuse investigations, including sexual and physical
abuse cases where the circumstances could include a Criminal Code (CC) violation and render the child in need
of protection under the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA); AND when the alleged offender, whether adult or
child, has some element of charge over the child victim. Further, a Team response shall be required in all
circumstances where a child has a suspicious injury or other circumstances indicate that abuse cannot be ruled
out as a possible causative factor.

6

Which division/jurisdiction ultimately case manages the investigation into a child abuse case?

The division/jurisdiction where the abuse took place.

7

When responding to a complaint of suspected physical or sexual abuse where interaction will be made with a
child victim and/or child witness, all efforts shall be made at the outset to use a _____ child abuse investigator.

non–uniformed

8

The OIC, upon receiving notification of a case of suspected child physical or sexual abuse, or circumstances where child abuse cannot be ruled out, shall

 if in charge of a Central Field division, 32 Division or 33 Division, contact the CYAC
 if in charge of 22, 23, 31, 41, 42, or 43 Divisions contact a designated investigator from the division in which the incident occurred, or if unavailable, a designated investigator from another division within the same Field command
 ensure the eReport number is
 distributed in accordance with unit policy
 provided to the divisional detective office where the offence took place, if applicable.