Report child abuse or neglect as a mandated reporter

Mandated reporters like teachers, nurses, or police officers are required by law to complete a written report with 48 hours of calling to report child abuse or neglect. The written report does not replace the requirement to call first.

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

Professionals like teachers, nurses, or police officers whose work brings them in contact with children are mandated reporters. If you don't know if you are a mandated reporter, see the Mandated Reporter Guide

Online reporting option available:

The written report and supporting documentation can be submitted online. Before submitting, you will need to create or update your Virtual Gateway user account using the "online" option below to get access to the DCF Partner Services application.  See the training video on Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect for instructions.  The written report can also be submitted via fax or mail.

How to report Report child abuse or neglect as a mandated reporter

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.
  • Not the first time submitting 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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