Child Abuse and Neglect
The law requires that even suspected abuse or neglect of a child by a guardian or anyone MUST be reported to the Department of Social Services. Child Protective Services states that it is protocol to inform them also.
THE (PARENT/GUARDIAN) AND/OR THE ADMINISTRATOR DO NOT HAVE TO BE INFORMED. IT IS AN OBLIGATION BY LAW TO REPORT ANY SUSPICIONS OF ABUSE AND/OR NEGLECT OF A CHILD.