• January 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 1

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Guidance for Mandated Reporters

A two-page brochure from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) answers frequently asked questions about mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect, such as:

  • Who is a mandated reporter?
  • What are the responsibilities of mandated reporters?
  • What happens if a mandated reported fails to report?

In addition, the brochure outlines the steps for making a report and what happens after the report is made. While tailored to Massachusetts' laws and procedures, this product may be useful as a model for other child welfare agencies seeking to educate mandated reporters in their jurisdictions.

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: A Guide for Mandated Reporters is available from the website of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dcf/can-mandated-reporters-guide.pdf (125 KB)

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