WHAT DO I DO IF A CHILD DISCLOSES ABUSE TO ME?
Use the 3 R`s of Child Abuse:Recognize, Respond, Report A child who disclouses to you has sought you out and place you in the trust listen and take action. Reasure the child that he or she is brave to share this information with you and that will do everything you can to help.Do not ask a lot of question;leave that to the trained investigators of the Oklahoma Department Of Human service(OKDHS) and local law enforcement in taking action, make a report of the abuse promptly to the OKDHS hostline 1-800-552-3511,and call your local law enforcement.
WHO IS REQUIRED TO REPORT SUSPICION OF CHILD ABUSE?
State law requires that every health care professional,teacher,and every other person who has reason to believe that a child under 18 is being abuse or ne-neglected,or is in danger or being abuse or neglected,must report the suspicion of abuse to the OKDHS.
WHO DO I CALL TO MAKE A REPORT IF I SUSPECT A CHILD IS BEING ABUSED?
According to 10 O.S 2004 7301,a report is to made to OKDHS.To report
abuse that may have occured,the hotline number to call is1-800-522-3511.School personel also fax a report to the statewide hotline fax at 405-767-2607and
OKDHS will follow up with the reporting party with the phone.