Cross-Reporting Among Agencies That Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect - Idaho

Date: February 2021

Cross-Reporting Between Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement

Citation: Idaho Code § 16-1605(1)

Any mandatory reporter or other person who has reason to believe that a child younger than age 18 has been abused, abandoned, or neglected or who observes the child being subjected to conditions or circumstances that would reasonably result in abuse, abandonment, or neglect shall report or cause to be reported, within 24 hours, such conditions or circumstances to the proper law enforcement agency or the Department of Health and Welfare. The department shall be informed by law enforcement of any report made directly to it.

Other Reporting Requirements

Citation: Admin. Code §§;

Possible abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child who is known or believed to be American Indian will be reported to appropriate Tribal authorities immediately. If the reported incident occurs off a reservation, the department will perform the investigation. The department also will investigate incidents reported on a reservation if requested to do so by appropriate authorities of the Tribe. A record of any response will be maintained in the case record and written documentation will be provided to the appropriate Tribal authorities.

Reports of possible child abuse, neglect, or abandonment involving a military family must be reported in accordance with the provisions of any agreement with the appropriate military family advocacy representative, in accordance with Federal law. Child abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child on a military reservation falls under Federal jurisdiction.