Executive Order #54

MANDATORY REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

The University of Wisconsin-Stout strives to provide a safe and secure learning and working environment for everyone involved in university activities. Children come into contact with UW-Stout employees through various programs, camps, and events. On Dec. 19, 2011, the Governor signed Executive Order #54, which requires that all University of Wisconsin System employees must report incidents of child abuse and neglect.

WHO?
  • All University of Wisconsin System (UWS) employees (this includes all UW-Stout employees, volunteers and contractors regardless of ppointment type or method of compensation) must immediately report child abuse or neglect if, in the course of employment, a UWS employee: 
    • Observes and incident of threat of child abuse or neglect, or
    • Learns of an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect and has reasonable cause to believe that child abuse or neglect has occurred or will occur.
WHAT?
  • Any suspected abuse (physical, sexual, emotional abuse or the manufacture of methamphetamine) or neglect of any person under 18 years ofage must be reported to UW-Stout Police, local law enforcement or a county social services agency.
WHEN?
  • Immediately
    • Do not delay making a report in order to gather evidence; the agency to whom you make the report will determine whether such an investigation is warranted.
    • It is acceptable to quickly collect additional information that is readily available (such as talking to coworkers who also interact with that child) or to verify that the information learned meets criteria for reporting, but this must be done very promptly.
    • It is better to report without all relevant information than to delay a report to collect information.
HOW?
  • Contact UW-Stout Police, local law enforcement or a county social services agency:  
    • Emergency: 911 on or off campus
    • UW-Stout Police: 715-232-2222
    • Dunn County Human Services 715-232-1116 or if after normal business hours, 715-232-1348.
WHAT MORE SHOULD I KNOW?
  • You're protected from liability if you make a report in good faith.
  • If the abuse or neglect occurs in connection with a UW-Stout activity or at UW-Stout, you must also report it to your supervisor and UW-Stout Police.

EO #54 Brochure

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Contact Information

Questions regarding EO #54 Policy:

Jim Uhlir
Health & Safety
ext. 2188
Uhlirj@uwstout.edu 

Questions regarding required training:

Cally Henderson
Human Resources
ext. 2289
hendersonc@uwstout.edu