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Reporting Child Abuse - Tennessee

TENNESSEE

The statutes define abuse to include physical or mental injury and sexual abuse.

Links to the specific sections of the official Tennessee Code are not available. The mandatory reporting statute is found in Title 37 (Juveniles), Chapter 1 (Juvenile Courts and Proceedings), Part 4- Mandatory Child Abuse Reports and Part 6- Child Sexual Abuse, Section 37-1-401 through 37-1-414 and 37-1-605. To access the entire Tennessee Code, follow:

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/

Links to the specific sections summarized above, including definitions, in an unofficial version of the Code online are available as follows:

http://law.justia.com/codes/tennessee/2010/title-37/chapter-1/part-4/
http://law.justia.com/codes/tennessee/2010/title-37/chapter-1/part-4/37-1-401/
http://law.justia.com/codes/tennessee/2010/title-37/chapter-1/part-6/37-1-605/

Use the following links to find more information on Tennessee’s reporting guidelines and statutes:

https://reportabuse.state.tn.us/
https://www.sworps.tennessee.edu/child_abuse_reporting/start.html

To report abuse or neglect call:
1-877-542-2873
or
1-877-237-0004



[1] Please note any unofficial sources may not reflect the most current changes in Tennessee law and should not be relied upon.