Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect

Towson University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of children who come in contact with the university community. The university has established a policy on the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect, as well as specific reporting procedures.

As a member of the Towson University campus community, Maryland law requires you to report 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. 

Information about the legal definitions of child abuse and neglect, indicators of different forms of child maltreatment, the USM abuse reporting form (PDF) and frequently asked questions are available to help you meet your responsibilities under the law and the USM policy.


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