T.C.A.37.1.403: “(a) (1) Any person who has knowledge of or is called upon to render aid to any child who is suffering from or has sustained any wound, injury, disability, or physical or mental condition shall report such harm immediately if the harm is of such a nature as to reasonably indicate that it has been caused by brutality, abuse or neglect or that, on the basis of available information, reasonably appears to have been caused by brutality, abuse or neglect.”
Everyone is considered a mandated reporter if you have knowledge of or a suspicion of child abuse and/or neglect.
The number to report suspected abuse is:
1.877.237.0004 (toll free)
This phone line is operating 24 hours a day.
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