F.A.I.R. (Foster Allegation Information Resource)

Foster parents are at a higher risk of abuse allegations than the general population due to:


Please keep in mind that:



Tips for Parents During an Assessment:


How to Minimize the Risk of Abuse Allegations in Your Home


Guide for Mandatory Reporters (updated July 1, 2010)

Effective July 1, 2010 a new category "Allows Access to Obscene Material" has been added to the child abuse law. This type of abuse is defined as a caretaker knowingly allowing a child access to obscene material, exhibiting obscene material to a child, or disseminating obscene material to a child, as defined in Iowa Code Section 728.1.
To view the full HHS Guide for Mandatory Reporters, click here.




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