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While everyone should report suspected abuse or neglect, some people in the community are required by law to make reports to authorities. These people are called mandatory reporters.
Children often can’t or won’t speak up if their parents, caregivers or other people are abusing them. They rely on you and others in the community to recognize when something isn’t right and to help protect them.
Mandatory reporters include many public and private officials like health care providers, law enforcement employees, school employees and members of the clergy. The full list of mandatory reporters is found in
Oregon Revised Statute 419B.005.
Examples of mandatory reporters include:
If you are a mandatory reporter, you must report suspicions of child abuse or neglect to authorities.
Call the abuse hotline at 855-503-SAFE (7233) to make a report. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This 30-minute training video describes the role of mandatory reporters in reporting suspected abuse. It includes recognizing and understanding the signs of child abuse and neglect, as well as the roles implicit bias and structural racism can play when reporting abuse.
Video in other languages: 广东话 (Cantonese) | 普通话 (Mandarin) | Español (Spanish)
Use this online form to request mandatory reporter training in your community:
Mandatory reporter training request
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