Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

While everyone should be concerned about child abuse and neglect, the law requires certain individuals to report suspected instances.

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly (SB 239) added "any person employed by a public or private institution of higher education" to the list of mandated reporters set out in §63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia.

Mandated reporters, including all Mason employees, are those persons who, in their professional or official capacity, are required to report instances of suspected child abuse and neglect to the local Social Services Department or to the Department of Social Services (DSS) toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline at 1-800-552-7096.

For more information, please visit the Employee Relations Reporting website.