Child Protection

Identifying the issues, influencing legislation and shaping the debate on key education issues

July 2013 Update: Child Protection Task Force Legislative Proposals

Since the November, 2012 release of the Task Force on Child Protection report, the General Assembly has drafted several pieces of legislation that address key recommendations made by the panel. The following is an update on action taken during the spring and early summer within the House of Representatives and the Senate. more>>


Task Force on Child Protection issues recommendations

The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection recently released its 400-page report and recommendations to improve state laws and procedures governing child protection and the reporting of child abuse. The 11-member panel was created through passage of Senate Resolution 250 in December 2011 and held its first meeting in January 2012.  In its report, the Task Force proposed a number of policy and statutory recommendations. The following report does not include all of the Task Force recommendations, only those of interest to school officials. more>>