Child Care Statistics

What is Child Abuse under Iowa Law?

www.dhs.iowa.gov/child-abuse/what-is-child-abuse

What is considered “substantiated” child abuse?

FOUNDED: Based on a preponderance of credible evidence available to DHS, the allegation of abuse is confirmed and it is the type of abuse that requires placement on the Child Abuse Registry.

CONFIRMED: Based on a preponderance of all of the credible evidence available to DHS, the allegation of abuse is confirmed; however, the abuse will not be placed on the Child Abuse Registry.

Report child abuse or abused or neglected link.  

SUBSTANTIATED CHILD ABUSE IN A CHILD CARE SETTING BY PROVIDER TYPE
Provider Type Jan - Mar 2017 Apr - June 2017 July - Sept 2017 Oct - Dec 2016
Licensed Center 11 5 3 0
Registered Child Development Home 5 13 9 1
Un-registered Child Care 6 3 11 5
NOTE: INDIVIDUAL INCIDENTS OF ABUSE MAY HAVE MORE THAN oNE IDENTIFIED CASE. THIS MAY AFFECT REPORTING NUMBERS.  
SUBSTANTIATED CHILD ABUSE IN A CHILD CARE SETTING BY ABUSE TYPE
Abuse Type Jan - Mar 2017 Apr - June 2017 July - Sept 2017 Oct - Dec 2016
Physical Abuse 5 10 11 1
Denial of Critical Care 16 14 15 4
Sexual Abuse 1 1 0 0
Other 0 2 1 0
NOTE: IT IS POSSIBLE FOR MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF ABUSE TO BE INDICATED WITHIN A SPECIFIC INCIDENT.
CHILD DEATHS THAT OCCURED IN A CHILD CARE SETTING
Provider Type Jan - Mar 2017 Apr - June  2017 July - Sept 2017 Oct - Dec 2016
Licensed Center 0 0 0 0
Registered Child Development Home 0 0 0 1
Un-registered Child Care 0 0 0 1
NOTE: CHILDS DEATH MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE RESULT OF ABUSE.