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Mandated Reporter

Mandated Reporter

Definition

Mandated Reporter — a mandated reporter is a professional who is legally required to report potential child abuse to authorities. In many states, because clergy members may be mandated reporters, pastoral counselors may be required to disclose any child abuse that is uncovered throughout counseling services. Clergy may be specifically listed as mandated reporters in certain state laws, or they may fall under mandated reporter laws more indirectly via wording that refers to "... any person...."

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