As mandatory reporters, child care providers play a role in protecting children, especially under current stay-at-home orders.
Times of crisis put families under great stress and can lead to significant increases in the risk of child abuse/neglect. With stay-at-home orders in place, children may not have much interaction with any adults outside of their home. That is why mandated reporters, essential workers, volunteers or anyone who interacts with children or families in any capacity are needed now more than ever to look out for the health and well-being of Nevada’s children.
As a mandated reporter, child care provider employees who suspect a child is being abused or neglected must report the suspicion as soon as reasonably practicable. More information about making a report can be found in the flyer below, which can be printed and posted in your facility to inform your families about the important role you play in protecting all children.