Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Programs
LEDS Use for Child Protective Service Purposes
The local Child Welfare office may conduct criminal records checks on a subject individual using the LEDS system available in the local office and use LEDS information pertaining to a subject individual for the purpose of making decisions about safety specifically related to Child Protective Services when:
An allegation of abuse is being assessed; or
A Child Welfare case is open.
When conducting criminal records checks for a Child Protective Services purpose under this rule, a subject individual is defined as a person:
Alleged to be the perpetrator of abuse when the allegation is being assessed by Child Protective Services;
Residing in or frequenting a household where the alleged victim of abuse resides on a full- or part-time basis;
Being assessed as a safety service provider; or
In the household to which a child is being returned.
Time lines for providing LEDS notice to a subject individual when a criminal records check is conducted for a Child Protective Services purpose:
The subject individual defined in subsection (2)(a), (b), or (d) of this rule no later than seven business days after the date the check was conducted.
The subject individual defined in subsection (2)(c) of this rule before the check is conducted.(b) After the conclusion of a CPS assessment and while a Child Welfare case is still open: LEDS notice must be provided to the subject individual before the check is conducted.