What Information is needed when making a report?

It is helpful to have as much of the information listed below as possible; however, this information is not required to make a suspected child abuse report:

  • Names and ages/dates of birth for the child and/or family
  • Address for the child and/or family
  • The issue that prompted the call and how the information was obtained
  • Date(s) and description(s) of the injuries or dangers to the child
  • Identities of perpetrator(s) and their relationship(s) to the victim
  • Witnesses to the incident(s) and how they may be reached
  • Details of any physical evidence available
  • Alleged perpetrator’s current access to the child
  • Present condition of the child (alone, in need of medical attention, etc.)
  • Any statements from the child