Everyone who suspects child abuse or neglect is mandated to report their observations to the Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline to make a report. Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so.
Child care providers (partial list)
Medical Social Worker (MSW)
Law Enforcement personel/Court personel
Juvenile Officer/Parole & Probabtion Officer
State Attorney & Staff
Members of Clergy
Social Services/Mental Health providers
Clergy / Priest
Child Protective Services personel
Domestic Violence Staff
Substance Abuse Staff
This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. While every attempt has been made to be complete, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State�s code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.
Child Welfare Information Gateway. . Mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's BureauA service of the Child's Welfare, Locate statutes for your State
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