Anyone, including a child, who suspects child abuse or neglect, can make a report by calling 855-444-3911.
In addition, the Child Protection Law requires certain professionals to report suspected child abuse or neglect. These professionals are called Mandated Reporters.
Identifying Child Abuse & Neglect
Below are some of the commonly accepted physical and behavioral indicators of abuse and/or neglect. Please note that the physical and behavioral indicators listed are not the only indicators of child abuse and neglect and if present, do not always mean a child is being abused or neglected.
Physical Neglect - Physical Indicators
Physical Neglect - Behavioral Indicators
Physical Abuse - Physical Indicators
Physical Abuse - Behavioral Indicators
Sexual Abuse - Physical indicators
Sexual Abuse - Behavioral Indicators
Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect will either be:
Reports must meet the following three criteria to be assigned for investigation:
This information was provided by the michigan.gov website. Please visit their site for more information.