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Educators who suspected child abuse say they were told to check with parents first

Excerpt from Omaha.com by Martha Stoddard / World-Herald Bureau LINCOLN — A dispute sparked by a student arriving at school with a scratched face and dried, smelly feces on his hands and wrists wound up in court Monday. North Platte teacher Christie Copper and school guidance counselor Stephen Spiehs reported the late March incident to state authorities as suspected child abuse or neglect. On Monday, the two filed a complaint in Lincoln County District Court claiming that school administrators responded to the case by directing …

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Mandatory reporting needs to be a clear process

Source: Adam Sullivan with WCAX.com DANVILLE, Vt. – Noah Noyes has been in public education for nine years and says the safety of his students is paramount. “I certainly am dedicated to child safety,” he said. “That is my number one priority at all times.” But last year, the Danville High School principal’s judgment was called into question. Police cited him for failing to properly file a report after a student claimed a teacher had fondled her in class. Noyes spoke with the district superintendent …

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Are You a “Mandated” Reporter?

Our materials and posts often mention the words “mandated reporter.” You may be wondering what this term actually means, and whether you or those who work with your children are mandated to report child sexual abuse. A mandated reporter is a person who is required by law to report suspicions of child abuse or neglect to the proper designated authorities. All 50 states require that professionals who work with children report reasonable suspicions of child abuse, and some states require anyone with suspicions to report. …

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