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ERIC Number: ED141925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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The Child Abuse Reporting Law. Protecting Children Becomes a Broader Community Responsibility. 2d Edition.
Thomas, Mason P., Jr.
North Carolina's Child Abuse Reporting Law makes all citizens legally responsible for reporting incidents of child abuse and neglect. Professionals, such as doctors and teachers, must also give their professional opinions as to the nature, extent, and causes of the damaged child's condition. The basic purpose of the law is to identify children at risk because of parental or caretaker abuse or neglect and then to provide protective services for these children. North Carolina's county social services departments have the primary responsibility for implementing the law; citizens must report incidents of abuse or neglect to these departments. The law provides protection against civil and criminal liability for any one reporting such incidents in good faith. This booklet summarizes the Child Abuse Reporting Law in layman's language. It also contains the text of the law, as well as of state statutes setting criminal sanctions for child abuse. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Institute of Government.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina