Towson University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of children who come in contact with the university community. The university has established the following policy and procedures related to reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
As a member of the Towson University campus community, you must make a report under requirements of Maryland law if you ever suspect that child abuse or neglect has occurred. These state law requirements are rigorous and they apply whenever you have reason to believe that a current or past incident of child abuse or neglect has occurred.
Procedures have been established to offer guidance regarding the specific reporting requirements that apply to you.
In addition, information about the legal definitions of child abuse and neglect, indicators of different forms of child maltreatment, the USM reporting form and Frequently Asked Questions are presented here to help you meet your responsibilities under the law and the USM policy.