19.3.9 Death of an Adult as a Result of Adult Abuse/Neglect or Spouse/Partner Abuse



Practice Guidance


​The SSW:

  1. Accepts a report of death when the allegations indicate the following:
    1. The adult died as a result of abuse or neglect. 
  2. Also accepts reports regarding children who witness the homicidal incident of a parent or guardian, or were victims of the homicidal incident perpetrated by a caretaker as outlined in SOP contained in Chapter 2 Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake and Investigation.​