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Reporting Child Abuse: Read About The Law ...

Reviewed 3/11/2019

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The Child Abuse Investigation Protocol will answer almost any question about mandatory reporting of child abuse and about what happens after a report is made. If you need something shorter, the Child Protection Services website of the Department of Health and Human Services explains the process simply and clearly.  

38 AmJur Trials 1. Professional Liability for Failure to Report Child Abuse

This article discusses the civil liability of child and health care professionals for failing to report known or suspected incidents of abuse of children under their care or supervision. Am Jur Trials is available on Westlaw. Contact the Law Library if you do not have access. 

58 COA2d 137. Cause of Action Against Health Care Provider, School, or Other Statutory Reporter by Parent Wrongfully Accused of Child Abuse or Neglect

This article discusses causes of actions based upon a wrongful accusation of child abuse or neglect by a mandated reporter made pursuant to state child abuse reporting statutes. Causes of Action is available on Westlaw. Contact the Law Library if you do not have access. 


Please remember that this guide is for information purposes only and is not comprehensive.  It is intended as a starting point for research, to illustrate the various sources of the law, and to provide guidance in their use. NH Law About ... is not a substitute for the services of an attorney.