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Legislation requires all faculty, staff to report suspected child abuse, neglect

From: Department of Human Resources

While everyone should be concerned about child abuse and neglect, certain individuals are required by law to report suspected instances.

As an employee of Virginia Tech, you are a mandated reporter as set out in §63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia and in Policy 4815, Minors on Campus or Participating in University-Related Programs.

Mandated reporters, including all Virginia Tech faculty and staff, are those people who, in their professional or official capacity, are required to report instances of suspected child abuse and neglect to the local Social Services Department or to the Department of Social Services toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline (1-800-552-7096).

A list of questions and answers specific to Virginia Tech employees related to the law is available online.

For more information contact the Human Resources Service Center: Send an email, start an online chat using the link on the right, or call 540-231-9331.


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