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REPORTING CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT

TENNESSEE IS A MANDATORY REPORTING STATE​

Tennessee law requires that anyone who has knowledge that a child is suffering from abuse or neglect must report it.



T.C.A. 37-1-403(a)(1)

Any person who has knowledge of or is called upon to render aid to any child who is suffering from or has sustained any wound, injury, disability, or physical or mental condition shall report such harm immediately if the harm is of such a nature as to reasonably indicate that it has been caused by brutality, abuse or neglect or that, on the basis of available information, reasonably appears to have been caused by brutality, abuse or neglect.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Call the Tennessee Child Abuse Hotline

  877-237-0004

Fill out an online referral through the

TN Department of Children's Services

secure website.

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