Reporting Child Abuse - Oregon
Under Oregon law, certain officials and professionals (including doctors and health care professionals, school employees, employees of organizations providing child-related services or activities, employees of higher education institutions, coaches, assistant coaches or trainers of child athletes and individuals who provide guidance, instruction or training in youth development activity, law enforcement officers, clergy, social workers, mental health professionals, firefighters, court appointed advocates, child care providers, employees or public or private organizations providing child related activities like scout camps, day camps, summer camps and religious centers, as well as coaches, assistants and trainers of amateur, semi professional or professional athletics, and others) with knowledge of or suspicion of child abuse are required to immediately make an oral report of such abuse to the Department of Human Services by telephone or in person.
Abuse is defined to include physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
To access the entire child abuse chapter in the official Oregon Code online, follow:
Links to specific sections are not available on this database. At this time, unofficial links to specific sections appear unavailable.
For valuable information on reporting abuse in Oregon and tools to determine what constitutes abuse, visit the Department of Human Services website at:
To report child abuse or neglect, follow the link to contact information for your local office:
or call: 800-854-3508 ext. 2402