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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Illinois

STATE AND STATUTE: Illinois, 325 Ill. Comp. Stats. §§ 5/1 et seq. (originally enacted in 1986; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)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 inflicted by a parent, family member, person residing in same home as child, or any person responsible for the child's welfare (includes parents, guardians, persons within a not-for-profit child care facility, and "any other person responsible for the child's welfare at the time of the abuse, or any person who came to know the child through an official capacity or position of trust, including educational personnel, recreational supervisors, members of the clergy, and volunteers or support personnel in any setting where children may be subject to abuse").

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