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Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
Series: State Statutes|
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|Year Published: 2012|
Current Through August 2012
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This factsheet discusses laws that designate the groups of professionals that are required to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. Reporting by other persons, the standards for making a report, and confidentiality of reports also are discussed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Professionals Required to Report
Reporting by Other Persons
Standards for Making a Report
Inclusion of the Reporter's Name in the Report
Disclosure of the Reporter's Identity
Summary of State Laws
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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