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What to Report to Department of Children & Families (DCF)
Whenever you have reasonable cause to believe a child under the age of 18 has been abused or neglected. Reasonable cause means a reasonable suspicion. Absolute certainty or physical proof is not required. Abuse and neglect should be reported regardless of whether you believe the perpetrator is a caretaker or not.
Types of Abuse to Report:
Institutional Abuse or Neglect
Exposure and/or Witness to Domestic Violence
Knowledge of a Sex Offender Living in a Home with a Child
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