Contributing to the safety and welfare of children is a community responsibility. While many may be resistant to reporting because they do not want to get involved in the personal affairs of others, your actions are essential in providing assistance and support to abused or neglected children and families. Reporting aids in preventing further harm to an abused or neglected child and protects other vulnerable children.
As members of the University of Maryland community it is important to protect children from abuse or neglect. For this reason, Maryland state law and University policy require all adults to report suspected child abuse or neglect. This information card ( EN | SP ) is intended to provide a brief overview of the child abuse law, signs, and reporting requirements.
VI 1.50 Policy on the Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
VI 1.20(A) University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy
Last updated: January 23, 2014