Shawnee County Child Protection Team
Child Abuse is a community problem
When a child is a victim of physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse or emotional abuse, it is the community's responsibility to work cooperatively to help that child. Because there are so many children that this affects and a multitude of separate agencies in place to work with these children, some victims are lost in the shuffle.
As the number and complexity of child abuse reports has increased, resources to deal with the problems have not. Agencies and professionals involved in addressing child maltreatment have struggled, often in isolation and occasionally at cross-purposes, to meet an increasing burden. For years, some professionals have informally consulted across professional disciplines in an effort to cope with these problems.
The Shawnee County Multidisciplinary Child Protection team was formed in 1991 with multifaceted representation from the medical, legal, judicial, educational, law enforcement, mental health, and human services sectors. The District Court of Shawnee County appoints the SCMCPT members. The Team provides expert multidisciplinary team consultation, upon referral, concerning children alleged to be, or at risk of being, maltreated (abused/neglected). The purpose of consultation is to be advisory in nature and to promote child safety and well-being.
Child Protection Team Members
The Shawnee County Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team (SCMCPT) was formed in 1991 with multifaceted representation from the following disciplines or community sectors:
Supervised Parental Visitation
Contracting Foster Care Provider
Child Protective Services
How the MCPT Can Assist You
The Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team provides:
Alternative Care and Behavior
Comprehensive Consultation Services
Identification of Resources
Reduce Feelings of Isolation