Reporting Abuse

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One of the most difficult things that an educator can face, is when you have cause to believe that a student is being abused or neglected. Whether it's physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect, as a school employee you are a mandatory reporter. Educators must report to child protection any situations where you have cause to believe a child is being abused or neglected. 

You don't have to know who did it, when they did it - you don't even have to know for sure that the abuse has taken place. If you see signs of abuse, you must report it to child protection. 

If you suspect abuse, you can use the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Mandatory Reporter Portal: https://mr.dcfs.la.gov/c/MR_PortalApp.app 

For more details, please visit: https://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/page/556