|University of Arkansas at Little Rock|
|Policy Name: Protection of Minors on Campus and Child Maltreatment Reporting|
|Policy Number: 513.4|
|Effective Date: July 2, 2014|
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for children who are participating in programs connected with the university. All university employees and volunteers will immediately report known or suspected child maltreatment to the State of Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline and to the UALR Department of Public Safety.
If any university employee or volunteer reasonably suspects or observes child maltreatment, he or she should immediately do the following (and must do the following if a mandated reporter):
- Report, as required by state law, the suspected maltreatment to the state’s Child Abuse Hotline at 800.482.5964. The hotline is toll-free and staffed 24 hours per day. In non-emergency situations, a report form is available at the following website and may be faxed to 501.618.8952: http://www.arkansas.gov/reportARchildabuse/report_child_abuse.html
- Report the suspected maltreatment to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Public Safety at 911 or 501.569.3400. This must occur immediately after the hotline report is made. After receiving a report of suspected maltreatment, Public Safety shall promptly coordinate an appropriate response with state officials and local law enforcement, as appropriate. In addition, Public Safety shall notify the appropriate vice chancellor for any program, location, or employee involved in the allegations.
Source: Initial Policy
Approved By: Dr. Joel Anderson, Chancellor, July 2, 2014
Custodian: Chancellor’s Office