There is no one sign of abuse and neglect. Mandated reporters must consider everything they know about the situation and report any reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect.
Sexual abuse can also involve two children if there is a significant age difference between the children (usually 3 or more years) or the children are very different developmentally or in size.
Any sexual activity between an adult and a child is sexual abuse, even if it doesn’t involve penetration, force, pain, or touching.
Psychological maltreatment means rejecting, isolating, threatening, ignoring, or exposing a child to negative influences such as domestic violence, criminal behavior, or substance abuse.
By law, a parent can leave any child who is unharmed and less than one year old at a hospital if the parent is unable to care for the child.