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™ ™ B. Child Care Provider Reporting Requirements for Suspected Child Abuse Child care providers are mandated reporters of child abuse. is means that you are required by law to report any knowledge or suspicion of child abuse or neglect to authorities. If you do not file a suspected child abuse report with the proper reporting agency, you are violating California law (Penal Code Section 11166). Providers who violate this criminal and civil law may be subject to termination or suspension from receiving CCRC referrals or from providing care for families subsidized through CCRC. C. Reporting Procedure – How to Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect If you know of or suspect child abuse or neglect, have questions, or need a reporting form: • Call the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Child Abuse Hotline 1 (800) 540-4000. • Complete and file a written report within 36 hours. Call the local police department for urgent or emergency situations. ___________________________________________ Fill in your local number. D. Recognizing the Types of Child Abuse ere are many types of child abuse. Knowing about the types of child abuse will help you to recognize it. It will also help you to know when to file a child abuse report with the Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline or the police. • Physical Abuse — is includes hurting a child by hitting, shaking, burning, etc. • Sexual Abuse — is includes any sexual contact with a child, using a child for sexual films or prostitution, exposing a child to adult activity, including photographs, videos, etc. • Emotional Abuse — is can include repeated threats or insults to control, scare, or embarrass a child, or to damage a child's self-esteem. Emotional abuse may also be called verbal abuse. • Domestic Violence — is includes situations that cause children to see, hear, or know about any violent acts in their home. • Neglect — is includes ignoring a child's emotional needs for love, attention, etc., or their physical needs for food, clothing, medical care, supervision, etc. 34

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