Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - Delaware

Date: February 2019

Failure to Report

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 914

Any person who violates § 903 of this title requiring certain persons to report suspected child abuse or neglect shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 for the first violation and not to exceed $50,000 for any subsequent violation.

In any action brought under this section, if the court finds a violation, the court may award costs and attorneys' fees.

False Reporting

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.