If a child suffers substantial or great bodily harm as a result of not receiving needed treatment for the abuse or neglect because of a failure to report, it is a gross misdemeanor. You can find out if the report has been accepted for investigation.
Unless this information would be detrimental to the best interests of the child, you also will receive a summary about Ramsey County’s disposition of the report.
Child sexual abuse is criminal sexual conduct with a child by a person responsible for the child’s care, or by a person who has a significant relationship to the child.
Usually, this is the failure to: If you are a mandated reporter and do not report suspected abuse or neglect, you could be prosecuted for committing a misdemeanor.
First, children need to know that the abuse is not their fault.
Listen carefully and then ask only open-ended questions, such as “and then what happened?
Some state laws indicate “reasonable suspicion” as a requirement to make the report.
Again, this means that you so not have to have proof, only reasonable suspicion of abuse.