The Child Protection Team, or CPT, is responsible for providing the medical and social diagnosis of child abuse and neglect. This is a medically directed program with highly trained staff ready to respond in times of crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program works closely with Department of Children & Families and local law enforcement agencies to provide forensic interviews and medical evaluations when a child is suspected of having been physically or sexually abused and/or neglected.
The CPT staff ensures that each part of the investigative team has all information necessary to determine what has occurred. If the child’s injuries are consistent with abuse, the CPT staff will document all evidence and make appropriate recommendations to further ensure the safety and well-being of the child.
Referrals seen by CPT:
- Burns, bruises, or fractures in children under the age of 5, or any non-ambulatory child
- Unexplained or implausibly explained burns, bruises, or fractures of a child at any age
- Reports of inappropriate sexual contact, i.e. vaginal or anal penetration, fondling, oral sex or pornography involving persons under 18
- Venereal disease in children prior to puberty
- Neglect – either medical, physical or emotional
- Malnutrition and failure to thrive
- Suspicion of emotional abuse when child exhibits severe emotional problems
- Follow up on siblings of any child who died of suspected abuse or neglect
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