Complete your written report of child abuse/neglect (Mandated Reporters Only)

Mandated Reporters are required to complete a written report with 48 hours of calling to report child abuse/neglect. The written report does not replace the requirement to call first.

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Massachusetts law requires professionals whose work brings them in contact with children to notify DCF if they suspect a child is being abused and/or neglected.  If you don't know if you are a mandated reporter, see the Mandated Reporter Guide.

Mandated reporters must immediately call the DCF area office that serves the city or town where the child lives. Nights and weekends, call the Child-at-Risk Hotline at 800-792-5200After calling, mandated reporters must submit a written report within 48 hours

Online Reporting Option Available:

Mandated reporters can submit their written reports and supporting documentation online. Before submitting, you will need to create or update your Virtual Gateway user account using the Online option below.  See the click along eLearning or training video on Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect for instructions and answers to frequently asked questions. The written report can also be submitted via via fax or mail.

How to report Complete your written report of child abuse/neglect (Mandated Reporters Only)

Mandated Reporters Only:  After you've called to report the suspected child abuse or neglect, please select the appropriate link below to submit a written report to the DCF area office that serves the city or town where the child lives.

  • First Time Submitting an Online Written Abuse/Neglect Report click here to begin.
     
  • Already Submitted an Online Abuse/Neglect Written Report click here to begin.  

 

Fax the completed Child Abuse Reporting Form to the DCF area office that serves the city or town where the child lives.

Mail the completed Child Abuse Reporting Form to the DCF area office that serves the city or town where the child lives.

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