Quick Reference for Suspected Child Abuse Reporting.
In this PowerPoint you will learn about the signs and laws around Child Maltreatment. It also provides the duties of a mandated reporter. A mandated reporter is a person who is required by law to report any suspicions of child maltreatment by immediately notifying the child abuse hotline. The information I found most important/informing was the Signs and Indicators of Abuse/Neglect and the Do’s and Don’ts for when a child discloses abuse. As a teacher and a mandated reporter I will keep this PowerPoint easily accessible for review to ensure that I able to recognize the signs and indicators of maltreatment as well as talking to any student that does disclose abuse.
Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence
Judith A. Hayn, Ph.D.
* Must use Arkansas State Police official “Mandated Reporter’s Form”
May only be reported by fax if it is non-emergency.
No school, Head Start Program, or day care facility shall prohibit, require permission, or require notification of any person before any employee or volunteer directly reports child maltreatment to the Hotline.
Investigators have the right to enter school campus to interview students for child maltreatment investigations.
Investigators have the right to prohibit schools from notifying parents if a student is interviewed at school as part of an investigation if the parent or guardian is listed as an alleged offender.