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Who is considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation?
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters have frequent contact with children and may include health care workers, school personnel, child care providers, social workers, law enforcement officers, and mental health professionals (Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2012). Information about mandatory reporters in your state is available on the State Statutes Search section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway Web site. For additional information, visit the Child Abuse Special Feature section of our Web site.

Last Updated: April 11, 2013

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