Child Abuse and Neglect: Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

Course overview

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, as a mandated reporter, you are obligated to report this information, and to continue reporting each separate incident, if it continues to occur. Each report you make is a snapshot of what's going on in the family. The more information you can provide, the better the chance of the child getting the help they deserve. Of course, it's normal to have some reservations or worries about reporting child abuse. In this program, we'll address these concerns, and talk about why it's important to report what you see. We'll discuss what ”reasonable suspicion” means under the law and go over mandated reporters' criminal and civil liability.
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