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Reporting Child Abuse - Idaho

Idaho

Under Idaho law, certain individuals and professionals (including doctors and other health care professionals and employees, social workers, teachers, coroners, and day care personnel) or any other person with knowledge of or reason to believe a child is being abused or neglected are required to report such information immediately to the department of health and welfare or a law enforcement agency (city police, prosecuting attorney, state law enforcement, or the sheriff of any county).

Abuse is defined to include any act or omission resulting in physical injury or death that is not accidental and sexual abuse or conduct with the child.

To access the specific sections summarized above in the official Idaho Code online, including any relevant definitions, follow:

http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title16/T16CH16SECT16-1605.htm
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title16/T16CH16SECT16-1602.htm

For more information, visit the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website at:

http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/AbuseNeglect/tabid/74/Default.aspx

Use the following link to find contact information for your local department of health and welfare child protection office:

http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/AbuseNeglect/ChildProtectionContactPhoneNumbers/tabid/475/Default.aspx

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, you should call your local child protection office at the above link, or you should call the Idaho Careline:

Idaho Careline:
2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588