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09. Do I have to prove that abuse occurred?

No.  You are asking DHS or law enforcement to make an assessment of the situation, and you must report any time you have “reasonable cause” to believe a child was abused.  If you have questions about whether or not to report, please call the local DHS office or the OSU Office of Human Resources.

Training Topics: 
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse