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Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Stanford is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all visitors. 

As required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, mandated reporters are required to report reasonably suspected concerns of child abuse and neglect to the proper authorities. Failure to report can lead to criminal liability. 

Stanford University

Visit the University Human Resources' Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect website for information regarding:

  • Who should report known or suspected child abuse
  • How and where to make a report, training opportunities
  • FAQ’s
  • Instructions on how to sign the Acknowledgement for Mandatory Reporters
  • Manager and Department communication templates and training

The School of Medicine

The School of Medicine's Child Abuse website assists affiliated healthcare personnel of Stanford University Medical Center and the surrounding community with questions about recognition and management of suspected child abuse.

Reporting to Stanford

In addition to reporting suspected concerns of child abuse and neglect to the proper authorities, Stanford encourages individuals to inform their supervisor and the Stanford Office of Ethics and Compliance. Click on the button below to report suspected concerns of child abuse and neglect to Stanford. 

Report Child Abuse to Stanford

Please note, notifying someone other than the proper authorities does not satisfy a mandated reporter's legal obligation.


Members of the Stanford community who have questions about child abuse and neglect reporting can call the Office of the General Counsel at (650) 723-9611 for advice. The OGC is also available to provide group training. Additional information can be found on the Office of General Counsel's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting website.