Child Abuse Safety Tips: Who is Required to Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Any person who has cause to believe that a child has suffered abuse or neglect should report such incidents.

Counselor with childThese people are legally required to report child abuse or neglect:

  • Medical practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Social service counselors and therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Medical examiners
  • Pharmacists
  • School personnel
  • Child care providers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Juvenile probation officers
  • Corrections employees
  • DSHS employees
  • Placement and liaison specialists
  • Responsible living skills program staff
  • HOPE center staff
  • State family and children ombudsman
  • Adults residing with a child suspected to have been severely abused

Continued next week.

Child Abuse Series:

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