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According to the AZ Department of Child Safety web site, "Arizona law requires certain persons who suspect that a child has received non-accidental injury or has been neglected to report their concerns to the Department of Child Safety (DCS) or local law enforcement (A.R.S. § 13-3620A). You may be a child's only advocate at the time you report the possibility of abuse or neglect.
Children often tell a person with whom they feel safe about abuse or neglect. If a child tells you of such experiences, act to protect that child by calling the toll free Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445)."
Who has an obligation to report?
- Any physician, physician's assistant, optometrist, dentist, osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist, behavioral health professional, nurse, psychologist, counselor or social worker who develops the reasonable belief in the course of treating a patient.
- Any peace officer, member of the clergy, priest or Christian Science practitioner
- The parent, stepparent or guardian of the minor
- School personnel or domestic violence victim advocates who develop the reasonable belief in the course of their employment
- Any other person who has the responsibility for the care of treatment of the minor.
Video Training Materials
National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888 or text "HELP" or "INFO" to 233733
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children