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Are there consequences for reporting child abuse in error?

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Filed under: Child abuse

I sometimes believe I witness a child abuse but sometimes I am not sure. I don't want to be wrong. Are there consequences for reporting child abuse in error?

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Usually not. If you're going to report it then report the child abuse and tell them that you're not sure and state the reasons why. That way, you've been up front with them. If you are right, then you could really be helping a child.

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