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.

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SUBSTANTIATED CHILD ABUSE IN A CHILD CARE SETTING BY PROVIDER TYPE
Provider Type Jan - Mar 2018 Apr - June 2018 July - Sept 2017 Oct - Dec 2017
Licensed Center 7 4 3 16
Registered Child Development Home 2 3 9 5
Un-registered Child Care 0 0 11 14
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 2018 Apr - June 2018 July - Sept 2017 Oct - Dec 2017
Physical Abuse 1 2 11 2
Denial of Critical Care 8 6 15 35
Sexual Abuse 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 1 12
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 2018 Apr - June  2018 July - Sept 2017 Oct - Dec 2017
Licensed Center 0 0 0 0
Registered Child Development Home 2 0 0 0
Un-registered Child Care 0 0 0 3
NOTE: CHILDS DEATH MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE RESULT OF ABUSE.
 

What is a Serious Injury?

Serious Injuries include:

  • Disabling mental illness
  • Bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death, causes serious permanent disfigurement, or causes protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ
  • Any injury to a child that requires surgical repair and necessitates the administration of general anesthesia
  • Includes but is not limited to skill fractures, rib fractures, metaphyseal fractures of the long bones of children under the age of 4 years.
 
SERIOUS INJURIES THAT OCCURRED IN A CHILD CARE SETTING
Provider Type Jan - Mar 2018 Apr - June 2018 July - Sept 2017 Oct - Dec 2017
Licensed Center   6    
Registered Child Development Home   4    
Un-registered Child Care   0