Mandating reporting laws
Kentucky law requires mandatory reporting of child abuse, neglect, and dependency (KRS 620) and the abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of adults who have a physical or mental disability and are unable to protect themselves; this might include an elderly person (KRS 209).
Reports are typically made to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
This toll-free number allows you to report abuse or neglect of any child or adult to the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Also see: Mandatory Reporting for DHS Employees All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
These people are called mandatory reporters and they are a crucial link in the system to protect Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens.
All employees of the Oregon Department of Human Services are mandatory reporters.
Disclosures or evidence of abuse, neglect, or dependency of a child will result in a report being made and an investigation being pursued.
The revised law requires certain professionals to provide educational material to victims of domestic and dating violence with whom they have had a professional interaction.
By staying, they are able to monitor the interactions between the child and the abuser and possibly intervene if needed.
Abusers who perpetrate against their adult intimate partner are far more likely than non-abusers to commit child abuse and child sexual abuse.
The abusive person must be a parent, a guardian, a person exercising custodial control or supervision, or a person in a position of authority or special trust defined here.
Additionally, any child suspected of being trafficked must be reported to the Cabinet.