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What should people do if they suspect that a child is being abused?
If it is suspected that a child is being abused, laws in most of the United
States require that a professional that is in the role of caring for the child
(for example, a teacher, doctor, or daycare provider) make a formal report of the abuse
to child-welfare authorities in the state in which it is suspected to have
occurred. Those professionals are often called mandated reporters. Both for
those professionals and for people who are not mandated reporters, child-abuse
reporting hotlines are available in every state in the United States.