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Serious Gaps Exist in Immunity Protection for Reporters of Child Abuse

All states provide some form of immunity for people and professionals required to report suspected abuse of children, but sometimes the immunity provided by the law is not enough to protect the reporter from serious, potentially career-ending retaliation for fulfilling their duty to make a report. CCP expert committee members Nancy Guardia, MSW, LCSW, and Franne Sippel, EdD, discuss gaps in immunity afforded by state and federal law and the consequences of failing to strengthen immunity protections for mandated reporters in their recent article published by Social Work Today.

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