Child Abuse Reporting Laws for North Carolina

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]

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