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Mandated Reporting

While child abuse is a community issue and should be reported by anyone, it is required by law for certain professionals and laypersons who have a certain working relationship or contact with children to report child abuse. Examples of individuals required to report child abuse include the following: teachers, employees of a child care institution, public assistance workers, social workers, and health practitioners. For more information on mandated reporting, please visit (California Attorney General’s Office, 2000) [1].

To report child abuse in Alameda County – Call (510)259-1800

You can also report child abuse to your local police department.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

The California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Law

California Mandatory Reporting Requirements Regarding Elders/Disabled – RAINN

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline


[1] California Attorney General’s Office. (2000). Child Abuse Prevention Handbook. Northern California, Allied Printing.


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