Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Members of the general public are encouraged to report suspected abuse or neglect. The Oregon Department of Human Services' website provides public information on recognizing signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect - and reporting procedures for the general public.
DHS Child Abuse and Neglect - website
Child Abuse Reporting Hotline (Washington County)
If you know of someone who is in immediate danger, dial 911.
School Employees are Mandatory Reporters
Oregon state law, mandates that workers in certain professions must make reports if they have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect. These people are called mandatory reporters and they are a crucial link in the system to protect Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens.
All Hillsboro School District staff are by law, Mandatory Reporters, and are required to undergo an annual training course/review of child abuse symptoms,and official reporting procedures for "Mandatory Reporters.