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UCA Board of Trustees Policy #418

The University of Central Arkansas is strongly committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for minors. In May, the UCA Board of Trustees adopted a policy that outlines the procedure to report maltreatment of minors. The policy makes it clear that suspected child maltreatment or abuse should be immediately reported to both the University Police as well as state officials and that immediate action should be taken to both protect the minor and report the violation.

Any university employee or volunteer who reasonably suspects or observes child maltreatment should immediately report the incident to the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline (800.482.5964) and the UCA Police Department (911 or 501.450.3111). Immediate action is necessary in order to protect children present on the UCA campus.

Procedures to report suspected child maltreatment is available at: uca.edu/board/files/2010/11/418.pdf.

The policy is also available at the Office of General Counsel website. Questions regarding mandatory reporting obligations should be directed to the Office of the General Counsel.