Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse/Neglect

If you work in one of the professions listed below, you are a mandated reporter. This means that once you suspect a child may have been abused or neglected, you are required by law to report your suspicions to Family Services—within 24 hours.

Mandated Reporters in Vermont

  • Chiropractors, dentists, emergency medical personnel, licensed practical nurses, medical examiners, mental health professionals, osteopaths, pharmacists, physicians, physicians’ assistants, psychologists, registered nurses, surgeons, and any other health care providers;
  • Hospital administrators, interns, and resident physicians in any hospital in the state;
  • School superintendents, principals, headmasters (independent schools), teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, and other individuals regularly employed by, or contracted and paid by, school districts or independent schools to provide student services;
  • Childcare workers, police officers, probation officers, social workers, and clergy members;
  • Residential and non-residential camp administrators, counselors, and owners; and
  • Employees, contractors, and grantees of the Agency of Human Services who have contact with clients.