Preventing child abuse in communities starts with observant and trained reporters.
There are certain people and professions that are required by law to report suspected abuse. These are typically those who have access and can observe and interact with children. Teachers, childcare workers, and medical providers are obvious examples.
They are the greatest asset in the fight against child abuse. Active reporting, as early as possible, allows authorities to step in to protect the child and investigate the allegations.
Suspect Abuse? Report it! Call ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313.
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