Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect

January 29, 2013

Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect

Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet discusses laws that require members of the clergy to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. The issue of whether a member of the clergy can claim privileged communications as a reason for not reporting also is discussed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.

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