Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse or Neglect Reports - New York

Date: May 2018


Citation: Soc. Serv. Law § 422

There shall be established within the Office of Child and Family Services a statewide central register.


Citation: Soc. Serv. Law § 422

The central register shall be capable of:

  • Receiving telephone calls alleging child abuse or maltreatment
  • Immediately identifying prior reports of child abuse or maltreatment
  • Monitoring the provision of child protective service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Determining the existence of prior reports in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of a child


Citation: Soc. Serv. Law § 422

The central register shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • All information in the written report
  • A record of the final disposition of the report, including services offered and accepted
  • The plan for rehabilitative treatment
  • The names and identifying data, dates, and circumstances of any person requesting or receiving information from the register
  • Any other information believed to be helpful


Citation: Soc. Serv. Law § 422(6)

In any case and at any time, the commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services may amend any record upon good cause shown and notice to the subjects of the report and other persons named in the report.