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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Indiana

Last Reviewed: June 3, 2021

State and Statute: Indiana, Code §§ 31-33-5-1 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, mental abuse, or neglect. [31-33-5-1] and [31-9-2-14]

Mandatory Reporters: "An individual who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect shall make a report." [31-33-5-1]

“If an individual is required to make a report under this article in the individual’s capacity as a member of the staff of a…public or private institution, school, facility, or agency, the individual shall immediately make a report to: (1) the department; or (2) the local law enforcement agency…after making the report, the individual shall notify the individual in charge of the institution, school, facility, or agency that the report was made” [31-33-5-2(b)]

"This chapter does not relieve an individual of the obligation to report ...

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  • November 30, 2017
  • Last Reviewed: June 3, 2021

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