Lesson 1 - Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

It is important to remember that a mandated reporter must make a child abuse report “whenever the mandated reporter, in his or her professional capacity or within the scope of his or her employment, has knowledge of or observes a child whom the mandated reporter knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of child abuse or neglect..." (P.C. 11166(a)).

If you suspect, REPORT!!!!

Proof of abuse is not required; that will be determined through investigation by the child welfare professionals and/or law enforcement.

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