Mandated reporters are individuals who are required by law to report suspicion of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of children and vulnerable adults.
A verbal report must be made immediately to Child Protective Services (CPS) or Adult Protective Services (APS) when there is suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation. A written report must be made within72 hours. If a mandated reporter fails to report they are subject to civil and criminal liability.
Mandated reports include but are not limited to the following:
· School administrators and teachers
· Social Workers
· Law enforcement officers
· Adult and Child Care center Providers
Anyone, including a child, who suspects abuse or neglect and/or exploitation of a child or vulnerable adult, can make a report by calling 855-444-3911.
For more information, including definition of vulnerable adult and a complete list of mandated reporters visit http://michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-7119---,00.html.