Tackling neglect is ‘everyone’s responsibility’: how services can safeguard children
Experts tell us what can be done on one of the most pressing challenges facing practitioners, policymakers and families
Child abuse is a real and ever-present issue in our country, the state of Kansas and, more specifically, our local community. This site is designed to be a single-point resource for the community and a place for people to gain a better understanding of child abuse and to better recognize it and combat it.
The Kansas Newborn Infant Protection Act (K.S.A. 38-2282)
This law allows a parent, or other person having lawful custody, to surrender an infant to any employee who is on duty at a fire station, city or county health department, or medical care facility. The infant must be 45 days or younger. A parent can surrender an infant without legal repercussions if there is no abuse or neglect.