Procedures in the Event of Child Abuse

Child Protective Services (CPS):   866-829-2153 (Everett)
Remember: Failure to report within 48 hours a suspected incident of child abuse is a gross misdemeanor. Protect the victim and protect yourself! Call Child Protective Services (CPS) at 866-829-2153.

Important First Steps for...

Sexual Assault (child assaulted on or near college property):

  1. Accompany victim to safe place at college and remain with her/him.
  2. Protect evidence of sexual assault.*
  3. Notify parent, school nurse, Child Protective Services ( 866-829-2153) and police without delay.
  4.  Once student has been cared for, notify immediate Director of Campus Safety at 388-9915 or Ext. 9915.
  5. Complete a Child Abuse and Neglect Report (supplied by CPS). Send a copy to Health Services.

Sexual Abuse (suspicion of past sexual incidents):

  1. Notify Child Protective Services ( 866-829-2153) and describe evidence
  2. Leave notification of family to CPS.
  3. Notify immediate director/supervisor.
  4. Complete a Child Abuse and Neglect Report. Send a copy to Health Services - Fax 360-805-3055 and
    address is: 953 Village way ste. 100 Monroe WA 98272

Suspected Physical Abuse or Significant Neglect

  1. Notify Child Protective Services ( 866-829-2153) and describe evidence. CPS will advise you of next steps. Follow their directions.
  2. Notify your immediate director/supervisor.
  3. Complete a Child Abuse and Neglect Report. Send a copy to Health Services - 840 N. Broadway, Everett (339-4768).

*Do not destroy evidence of rape:

  • Do not wash clothes, victim’s body or underwear;
  • Do not allow victim to wash or wipe body;
  • Do not wipe away dirt, semen, or dried blood;
  • If needed, call an ambulance or aid car (911);
  • Stay with victim and reassure her/him of safety.