At ECCS, the safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. As part of our commitment to ensuring a secure environment for all students, all staff members are designated as mandated reporters. Therefore, it is the legal and professional responsibility of all staff members to report any suspected cases of abuse, neglect, molestation, or any other form of harm affecting our students.
All ECCS staff members are trained and familiar with the signs and markers that may indicate possible abuse, neglect, molestation, or any other form of harm affecting a student. If a staff member suspects or becomes aware of any signs or markers of possible abuse, neglect, molestation, or any other form of harm affecting a student, they should document their observations accurately and objectively, including dates, times, locations, and any relevant details. Staff members are required by law to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to the appropriate child protection agency, such as ChildLine or the designated agency in their jurisdiction. Reports should be made immediately following the discovery or suspicion of abuse, neglect, molestation, or other harm.