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Who is considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation?
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation, 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.

Information about mandatory reporters in individual states is available on the State Statutes Search section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway website. Also see the State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers page and our Child Abuse Special Feature for additional information.


Last Updated: April 3, 2018

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