State and Statute: North Carolina, Stats. §§ 7B-101 et seq.
What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse or neglect by a child's guardian, custodian, or caretaker (a "caretaker" is any person having responsibility for the welfare of a child in a residential setting; a "custodian" is a person or agency that has been awarded legal custody of a child, or a person who has assumed the status of a parent). [7B-101]
Mandatory Reporters: Any person or institution who has cause to suspect that any juvenile is abused. [7B-301]
How and Where to Report: “Orally, by telephone, or in writing,” to the director of the department of social services in the county where the juvenile resides or is found. [7B-301(a)]
Timeline to Report: No reference.
Clergy Privilege: "No privilege shall be grounds for any person or institution failing ...