Review Updated Child Abuse Reporting Policy

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Office of Legal Affairs
 404-894-4812

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On July 1, updated rules regarding the mandatory reporting of child abuse go into effect that all Georgia Tech faculty, staff members and volunteers should be familiar with.

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On July 1, updated rules regarding the mandatory reporting of child abuse go into effect that all Georgia Tech faculty, staff members and volunteers should be familiar with.

On July 1, updated rules regarding the mandatory reporting of child abuse go into effect that all Georgia Tech faculty, staff members and volunteers should be familiar with.        

State law will now require all employees or volunteers with reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused to report that abuse immediately to both the Tech police department (404-894-2500) and the reporting person’s program director. “Reasonable cause” is defined as a reason that would motivate a person of ordinary intelligence under the circumstances to believe abuse has occurred.  

The updated law includes all employees and volunteers because Tech is a public organization that provides care, treatment, education, training, supervision, coaching, counseling, recreational programs and/or shelter to children.

For more information about the updated policy, contact the Office of Legal Affairs at 404-894-4812 or asklegal@gatech.edu.

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child abuse, child abuse reporting policies, legal affairs, office of legal affairs
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  • Created By: Amelia Pavlik
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 25, 2012 - 11:52am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:12pm