Reporting Child Abuse - Indiana
Under Indiana law, any individual that has reason to believe that a child has been the victim of child abuse or neglect is required to report such abuse to the Department of Child Services or to a local law enforcement agency.
Abuse is defined by the statute as inflicting physical injury or death upon a child, creating a substantial risk of physical injury or death for a child or allowing or committing any sex offense against a child, torturing a child or exploiting a child.
Links to the specific sections of the official Indiana Code online are not available. The link to the entire mandatory reporting act in the official Indiana Code online is:
Links to the specific sections summarized above, including definitions, in an unofficial version of the Code online, are available as follows:
For more information on the Indiana reporting statute and the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline, please refer to the Indiana Child Services website:
Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
 Please note any unofficial sources may not reflect the most current changes in Indiana law and should not be relied upon.