Fact Sheet about Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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This factsheet reviews the laws that designate the groups of professionals that are required to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. It also addresses reporting by other persons, the responsibilities of institutions in making reports, standards for making a report, and confidentiality of the reporter's identity. Additional materials on the website include rules for clergy and mandated reporting roles by State. Note: Each state has their own guidelines, so it is important to look up information by state.


Area of Work

  • EC - Early Childhood
  • FE - Family Engagement
  • DS&Y - Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • CL - Congregational Learning
  • AS&B - After School and Beyond
  • T - Teens

Resource Type

  • Website

Resource Category

  • Mental Health

Resource Topic

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Supporting Individuals
  • Mandated Reporter


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