Policies

Important Information

Confidentiality

FS EHS families may access their at any time. All information about a FS EHS family is confidential and no records are released prior tp parent/guardian’s signed consent, unless court ordered, there is a child abuse or neglect case and/or at the request of law enforcement. Parents sign a Personally Identified Inform (PII) agreement that describes their roles andd right sin access to their child’s information, as well as the disclosure of information to third parties.

Non-Discriminatory Clause

FS EHS follows the guidelines set forth by the Early Head Start Performance Standards and does not discriminate against any race, creed, religion, sex, or nationality. This applies to hiring of staff and enrollment of families.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Federal, State laws and Head Start Performance Standards require caregivers, educators, and counselors (in addition to other professional persons) to report any suspicion that child’s physical, mental health, or welfare is harmed or threatened with harm by the acts or omissions of his parents, guardian or other persons responsible for his welfare to the Department of Social Services (DSS) at: 864-585-1445 or if it’s a caregiver/teacher/counselor who is suspected of harming or neglecting a child in their care, the Out of Home Abuse and Neglect (OHAN) office should be callled at 803-898-7669.

Spartanburg County First Steps
900 South Pine St.
Suite C
Spartanburg, SC 29307
864-327-4900
1steps_info@1steps.org