(507) 477-3235 9 Sixth Ave SE, Hayfield, MN 55940

Jamie Hansen

Social Worker/Counselor

Mandated Reporting

Mandated Reporting

Did you know that any professional who works with children is considered a “Mandated Reporter?”

The Minnesota Maltreatment of Minors Law requires all professionals to report to Social Services or Law Enforcement when “you know OR have reason to believe” that a child has been abused/neglected within the past 3 years.  An oral report must be made within 24 hours, and then followed up with a written report within 72 hours.  The name of the reporter is confidential and may be disclosed by court order only.  All reporters are granted immunity from civil or criminal liability when acting in good faith.

*Anyone employed by the Hayfield School District is considered a Mandated Reporter*