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Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

Reporting Child Sexual Abuse*

Child Sexual Abuse can be difficult to identify, and many people aren't sure what to do. For years, sexual abusers counted on our reluctance to raise suspicions about someone because they might turn out to be innocent. If you are suspicious, pay attention and follow your instincts that something may not be "quite right". By acting on your suspicions you could save that child from further abuse and save countless other children from that abuser.


WHAT TO DO IF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IS
SUSPECTED:

Call Department of Family Services at
(800) 992-5757 (702) 399-0081
or
Contact your local police
311 or 911

Remember that even if you suspect someone you know might be sexually abusing a child and are concerned about what will happen if they are reported, the best thing you can do for that person is to get them to stop the abuse! If you suspect sexual abuse of a child in your family or circle of friends, you may want to approach the non-offending parent(s) with your concerns. Talk to them about what you have learned, this website, and EnoughAbuse.org so they can also learn what to do.

WHEN MAKING A REPORT, TRY TO COLLECT:
  • Child's full name, home address, age and gender
  • Phone number for child or adult in the home
  • Name and address of the child's parents or caregiver
  • The nature and extent of the injury, abuse or neglect; any evidence of previously known or suspected abuse or neglect of the child or other children in the care of the adult
  • Name and address, if known, of the person who is alleged to have abused or neglected the child and that person's relationship to the child
  • Any other important information to assist child welfare or law enforcement e.g., previous arrests or legal issues of individuals in the household, known weapons, pets, and/or other children in the household
  • Medical professionals, law enforcement, employees or volunteers in a youth organization, attorneys, licensed school personnel, or others who work in a place that provides care to children are among those who are MANDATED REPORTERS and must report suspected abuse. Reports must be made as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours after abuse or neglect is reasonably suspected.




    *Information gathered from EnoughAbuse.org Program Materials.

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