Interactive Training

Reporting

  1. You should always talk to the child’s parent or guardian before making a report of suspected child abuse or neglect.
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  2. If the child is in immediate danger, you should file your report quickly and then call 911.
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  3. Mandated reporters file their reports with the State’s Attorney.
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  4. It’s helpful to attach documentation to your report.
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  5. There is a law allowing you to report a pregnant woman who is harming her unborn child by using drugs or abusing alcohol.
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  6. You can report past abuse or neglect if the child is still under age 18.
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  7. A child can be interviewed at school without the consent of his or her parent or guardian.
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  8. Mandated reporters are legally liable for any damages resulting from their report.
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  9. It’s against the law for a mandated reporter to not report suspected abuse or neglect.
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  10. Mandated reporters have met the legal reporting requirement if they tell their supervisor about the suspected abuse or neglect.
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