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

Date: May 2018

Establishment

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 48.981(3)(c)(5)

The agency shall maintain a record of its actions in connection with each report it receives.

Purpose

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 48.981(3)(c)(8)

The information in the reports shall be used by the Department of Children and Families to monitor services provided by county departments or licensed child welfare agencies under contract with county departments or the department.

The department shall use nonidentifying information to maintain statewide statistics on child abuse and neglect and on unborn child abuse and for planning and policy development purposes.

Contents

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 48.981(c)(3)(5), (8)

The records shall include a description of the services provided to the child and to the parents, guardian, or legal custodian of the child.

Using the format prescribed by the department, each county department shall provide the department with information about each report that the county department receives or that is received by a licensed child welfare agency that is under contract with the county department and about each investigation that the county department or a licensed child welfare agency under contract with the county department conducts.

Maintenance

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 48.981(3)(c)(5)

The agency shall update the record every 6 months until the case is closed.