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Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
Series: State Statutes|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2014|
Current Through November 2013
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This factsheet discusses laws that require members of the clergy to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. The issue of whether a member of the clergy can claim privileged communications as a reason for not reporting also is discussed. Full-text excerpts of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Chart Summarizing State Provisions
Full-Text Excerpts of State Laws
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2014). Clergy as mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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