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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Alabama

STATE AND STATUTE: Alabama, Code §§ 26-14-1 et seq. (originally enacted in 1975; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse, neglect, or maltreatment. [26-14-1]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Includes "members of the clergy as defined in Rule 505 of the Alabama Rules of Evidence," school teachers and officials, day care workers or employees, or any other person called upon to render aid or medical assistance to any child, "when the child is known or suspected to be a victim of child abuse." [26-14-3(a)]

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