State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Kansas

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Kansas

Let Grow is making a lasting impact across the entire United States. With the help of greater childhood awareness, volunteers and faithful donations, it is our goal to bring Let Grow programs to thousands of schools and neighborhoods across the country. Take a look at what’s happening in Kansas and how you can help.

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Kansas

State Laws And Policies

Criminal Law:

Endangering a child is knowingly and unreasonably causing or permitting a child under the age of 18 years to be placed in a situation in which the child’s life, body or health may be endangered. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-5601. While this law does not specify lack of supervision as a crime, it does not exclude cases where any child under 18 was alone and got injured.

Juvenile Court | Child Protective Services | Neglect Law:

Neglect is defined as action or omissions by a parent, guardian, or person responsible for the care of a child resulting in harm to a child, or presenting a likelihood of harm, and the acts or omissions are not due solely to the lack of financial means of the child’s parents or other custodian. This term may include the following, but shall not be limited to: failure to provide adequate supervision of a child or to remove a child from a situation which requires judgment or actions beyond the child’s level of maturity, physical condition or mental abilities and that results in bodily injury or a likelihood of harm to the child. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 38-2202. Because Kansas limits lack of supervision to cases where there is harm or a likelihood of harm and considers the child’s maturity, and in addition has a very strong policy statement in its child welfare policy manual, Let Grow considers Kansas law one of the most protective of reasonable independence for children.


This webpage is not a legal document, and Let Grow does not take responsibility for the content. Be mindful that some localities have rules and guidelines even when the state does not. When in doubt, consult your local authorities to confirm the laws where you live. What’s more, laws change, as do judicial interpretations of them, and this webpage may not be updated immediately.

Nationwide State Laws And Policies

Learn More About Laws And Policies In Other States

Right now, most states’ neglect laws are incredibly open-ended. They say things like, “Parent must provide proper supervision.” We agree! But people have different ideas of what that entails. Select a state below to learn more about their laws, policies and how Let Grow is helping.