Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect

Section 4 of The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act states "Any...school personnel...having reasonable cause to believe a child known to them in their professional capacity may be an abused child or a neglected child shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Department..., they shall notify the person in charge...that such report has been made." The report shall be made immediately by calling 1-800-252-2873. This number is the Child Abuse Hotline that has been established by the Department of Children and Family Services for the reporting of child abuse/neglect situations.