Table of Contents
Content of Reports
Reporting Suspicious Deaths
Reporting Substance-Exposed Infants
Agency Receiving the Reports
Initial Screening Decisions
Agency Conducting the Assessment/Investigation
Timeframes for Completing Investigations
Classification of Reports
Summaries of State Laws
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Making and screening reports of child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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