Who should report abuse?

Anyone can report child abuse. We rely on members of the community to help us keep children in Santa Cruz County safe.

Mandated Reporters

State law requires that doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers, counselors, and other community professionals who have special working relationships with children report any suspected abuse.

Mandated reporters are required to report suspected child abuse to Child Protective Services and to submit a written report within 36 hours after reporting the incident.