If you make an oral report to Child Line you must follow-up with a written report, which may be submitted electronically, within 48 hours.
For more about how to report suspected child abuse, click here.
Note: The following pertains to Infection Control Training for physicians, physician assistants, specialist assistants, medical residents, medical students, and physician assistant students.
For all other healthcare professions, please consult the NYS Education Department at Office of Professions at 518-473-1426 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Reporters are encouraged to try to appreciate the parent’s reactions and fears, and assure them you only have the best interest of their child in mind and will be glad to assist them in remedying the cause for concern however you can.
Afterward, you should inform your supervisor (or whoever is designated at your place of employment) about the report. You do not have to investigate or be certain of the abuse, or even know the name of the person who is suspected of abusing a child.
Your responsibility is to make a report when you have reasonable cause to suspect child abuse.
PURPOSE: To define the procedures to be followed for initial and continuing training for investigators and research staff.
Training will allow investigators and staff to receive an introduction and continued education in areas related to their roles and responsibilities.
Reporters should rely on the organizational policies that are in place to handle any potentially angry or violent client.