Parents are the mandatory reporters when it comes to combatting child abuse in Miami state

Parents are the mandatory reporters when it comes to combatting child abuse in Miami state

Parents are the mandatory reporters when it comes to combatting child abuse in Miami state. Though there has been conflicting circumstances under which mandatory child reporter must file a report, the parent should be the reporter number one in any case involving child abuse. According to the statute, the reporter must have suspicion that the child is being abused before reporting such cases (Kenny, & Abreu, 2016).The following are the steps followed in making such reports;

  • Call the department of family and children’s service and report the abuse
  • Complete a State of Miami Suspected Child Abuse Report
  • Send the written report within 36 hours through either email or any other channel which is provided in the law.

On August 13, 2017, Victoria Martens celebrated her 10th birthday. That same night, Victoria was incapacitated by alcohol, forcibly raped, choked, stabbed, dismembered, placed in a plastic bag in the living room and finally set on fire by her mother’s boyfriend and his cousin. Victoria’s mother did nothing to stop these monsters; instead, she watched and allowed this unspeakable violence to be inflicted upon her helpless daughter. According to the law, her mother was mandated to protect her daughter and report the case immediately to the relevant authority or to the police.

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