Child Abuse

The Child Abuse Prevention Council strives to protect children by informing, training, and advising the community about keeping children from harm. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, members include representatives from law enforcement, social services, child advocacy, healthcare and government. Effective July 1, 2012 the Child Abuse Prevention Council and the Children's Alliance merged.

Prevention Council

We inform, train and advise the community about keeping children safe from harm.

 reported child victims of abuse

5,000

ABUSED CHILDREN ARE 77% MORE LIKELY TO REQUIRE SPECIAL EDUCATION

OUR VISION

  • All children of Solano County will reach adulthood having experienced a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. The resulting sense of self-worth, coupled with equal access to resources, will empower them to develop their unique potential, so they mature realizing a strong sense of responsibility to self, culture, and society.
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GOALS

  • Promote public awareness of the abuse and neglect of children and the resources available for intervention and treatment.

  • Encourage and facilitate training of professionals in the detection, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

  • Recommend improvements in services available to families and victims.

  • Encourage and facilitate community support for child abuse and neglect programs.

Mandated Reporter Training

Everyone who works with children is a mandated reporter. This means that if you work with children, you are legally responsible for reporting all incidents of suspected child abuse and neglect. When you filled out the forms for your
job, you probably signed a form agreeing to this responsibility, but you may not fully understand your responsibilities and legal obligations as a mandated reporter.

 

Free online training available at http://mandatedreporterca.com/

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law - booklet English

Ley Sobre La Denuncia - Del Abuso Y Negligencia A Menores En California - Librete En Español