- January 2014
- Vol. 15, No. 1
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: