Form CANTS11 "Notification of Decision in an Employment Related Report of Child Abuse and/or Neglect" - Illinois

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This is a legal form that was released by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services - a government authority operating within Illinois. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on August 1, 2013;
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NOTIFICATION OF INDICATED DECISION IN AN EMPLOYMENT RELATED REPORT OF
SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND/OR NEGLECT
Name
Date
Address
SCR No.
City, State, Zip Code
The Department of Children and Family Services has determined that there is credible evidence that you re
responsible for the following child abuse or neglect
Children reported to be abused or neglected:
The reported abuse or neglect is alleged to have occurred at:
The Department intends to find you responsible for the following acts/omissions (allegations):
An indicated report for the above allegations will be kept on the State Central Register for
years,
unless, based on the outcome of your appeal, it is removed.
The purpose of the Department’s investigation is to keep children safe. In most cases where child abuse
or neglect is found, the Department will try to help families to improve their ability to protect children.
This often involves obtaining social and other services for the family. In addition to obtaining services,
the Department has the authority to take protective custody of children, if necessary to keep children
safe, and may also involve the police and Juvenile Court.
YOU WILL ALSO BE RECEIVING OFFICIAL WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF THE INDICATED
FINDING FROM THE STATE CENTRAL REGISTER.
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NOTIFICATION OF INDICATED DECISION IN AN EMPLOYMENT RELATED REPORT OF
SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND/OR NEGLECT
Name
Date
Address
SCR No.
City, State, Zip Code
The Department of Children and Family Services has determined that there is credible evidence that you re
responsible for the following child abuse or neglect
Children reported to be abused or neglected:
The reported abuse or neglect is alleged to have occurred at:
The Department intends to find you responsible for the following acts/omissions (allegations):
An indicated report for the above allegations will be kept on the State Central Register for
years,
unless, based on the outcome of your appeal, it is removed.
The purpose of the Department’s investigation is to keep children safe. In most cases where child abuse
or neglect is found, the Department will try to help families to improve their ability to protect children.
This often involves obtaining social and other services for the family. In addition to obtaining services,
the Department has the authority to take protective custody of children, if necessary to keep children
safe, and may also involve the police and Juvenile Court.
YOU WILL ALSO BE RECEIVING OFFICIAL WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF THE INDICATED
FINDING FROM THE STATE CENTRAL REGISTER.
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You need to know:
RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION
An investigation can result in an indicated report or an unfounded report.
A.
A report is indicated if the Department concludes that the incident of a child abuse
and/or neglect occurred.
B.
A report is unfounded if the Department concludes that the incident of child abuse
and/or neglect did not occur
If a report is indicated, the Department also makes a determination after consideration of all of the facts, as to
whether a specific individual is responsible for the alleged abuse or neglect.
STATE CENTRAL REGISTER
1. The Law. The Department of Children and Family Service is required by law to maintain a State Central
Register of all reports of suspected child abuse or neglect, as well as the outcome of the investigation of these
reports. The outcome of the investigation may include a determination that a specific person abused or
neglected a child, or was responsible for the abuse or neglect. The law that governs this process is in the
Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, 325 ILCS 5/1.
2. Length of Time on Register
a. If you are indicated as the perpetrator of child abuse and/or neglect, your name will be placed on the
State Central Register, unless the report is removed as a result of your appeal. Your name will
remain on the State Central Register a minimum of 5 years. More serious reports may be retained
for 20 or 50 years.
b. If the report is unfounded, all identifying information concerning this report will be removed from
the Department’s files according to a schedule specified in 89 Ill. Adm. Code 431, Confidentiality of
Personal Information of Persons Served by the Department.
3. Who Can Get Information from the State Central Register. The Department’s State Central Register is
not available to the public. However, employers or prospective employers of people who work with children
can get information from the State Central Register. In addition, categories of people listed in the Abused and
Neglected Child Reporting Act, 325 ILCS 5/11.1, which includes law enforcement personnel, physicians, and
officials responsible for licensing people in professions that involve working with children, have access to the
information kept on the State Central Register. This information can include whether you are listed on the State
Central Register as being responsible for child abuse or neglect.
4. Effect of Being Listed on the State Central Register. The fact that you have been indicated as a perpetrator of
child abuse or neglect and are therefore listed on the State Central Register may affect whether you will be able
to obtain and maintain employment or a license needed to work with children, such as a license to operate a day
care home.
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APPEAL
You have the right to appeal this decision. You may request an expedited appeal hearing or a regular appeal
hearing. Expedited appeals are only available to child care workers. You will have 60 days from the date of the
letter sent form the State Central Register in which to request either an expected or regular administrative
appeal. But the sooner you appeal, the sooner you will receive a decision form the Department. ‘Your request
for an administrative appeal must be in writing. You can simply sign at the bottom of this form and sent a copy
to:
Administrative Hearings Unit
Expungement Appeals
406 East Monroe Street
Station #15
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1498
Or fax it to 217-557-4652
If you request an expedited administrative appeal, you will receive a final administrative decision within 35
days of your request for an administrative appeal. If you dot not request an expedited administrative appeal,
you may still request a regular administrative appeal. If you request a regular administrative appeal, you will
receive a final administrative decision within 90 days of your request for an administrative appeal.
Career Entrants or Investigation Outside of Employment. If you qualify as a career entrant or if the
investigation relates to your personal life but you are a child care worker, you will be entitled to an expedited
hearing if you informed the child protective service worker that you wanted the case to be treated as an
employment related case.
Sincerely,
DCFS is an equal opportunity
Child Protective Service Worker
employer, and prohibits unlawful
discrimination in all of its programs
Address
and/or services.
Telephone Number (
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