Child Abuse Reporting Resources for Teachers

As a teacher, you are used to seeing students at school. Your gut tells you when something might be wrong – a student isn’t safe at home or a parent is struggling. Risk factors for child abuse and neglect include social isolation, family stress, parenting stress, and financial uncertainty and insecurity.

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If you’re concerned about possible child abuse and neglect

Trust your gut and call 844-CO-4-Kids.
Dial 9-1-1 if there is an immediate threat.

As mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, teachers and school staff are required by law to report their concerns.

In 97% of child welfare assessments of abuse and neglect, children and youth stay remain at home with their parents. Hear from teachers about their experience in reporting suspected abuse or neglect.

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Online Training

Take the free online training for mandatory reporters to learn more about child abuse and neglect.

Teacher Toolkit

Teachers, education advocates, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Human Services have developed a toolkit to help teachers get a better sense of their student’s emotional and physical safety. 

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