How Teachers Should Report Suspected Abuse of Children
Teachers beware if that student is related to a Law enforcement officer, the teacher will be arrested for a false report without due process. Corrupted cops will obstruct the CPS investigation, falsify evidence, destroy evidence, destroy your reputation and try and get you fired, just for doing your job. An investigation of the suspected abuse will never be investigated. Laws don't apply to criminals with badges.
by Beth Lewis Updated September 06, 2018
Teachers are state-mandated reporters meaning that if they observe signs of suspected child abuse or neglect, they are legally required to take action and report your suspicions to the proper authorities, usually Child Protective Services.
Although situations like these are challenging for all parties involved, it's important to have your student's best interests in mind and to act in accordance with your district's and state's requirements. Here's how you should proceed.
Don't Second Guess Yourself- Unless you witness abuse firsthand, you can never be 100% certain about what occurs in a child's home. But don't let that sliver of doubt cloud your judgment to the point where you ignore your legal responsibility. Even if you simply suspect a problem, you must report it. You can clarify in your report that you suspect abuse, but are not certain. Know that your report will be treated with care so that the family will not know who filed it. The government experts will know how best to proceed, and you must trust their ability to weed through the suspicions and find out the truth.