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Blueprint Legislative Priority

Strengthen Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Senate Bill 297 would modify “chain of command” child maltreatment reporting procedures and require immediate cross-agency reporting to ensure the report of child abuse or neglect is properly communicated to the appropriate external agencies.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet.


SB 297 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It has been introduced in the Senate and it awaits a hearing in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

SB 297 is a Face It policy priority.