Prevent Child Abuse in Delaware
How do I get online child abuse prevention training and background checks?
Compass Abuse Prevention Services offers online child abuse prevention training and background checks.
What is child abuse and child neglect in Delaware?
Delaware state law defines a child abuser as someone who:
- Causes or inflicts sexual abuse on a child; or
- Has care, custody or control of a child, and causes or inflicts:
- Physical injury through unjustified force as defined in §468 of Title 11;
- Emotional abuse;
- Exploitation; or
- Maltreatment or mistreatment.
Who is a mandated reporter according to DE state requirements?
Delaware law mandates any person, agency, organization or entity to make an immediate oral report to the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, Division of Family Services, when they know of, or suspect, child abuse or neglect under Chapter 9 of Title 16 of the Delaware Code and to follow up with any requested written reports (16 Del. C. §903).
The persons and entities required to file these mandatory reports include, but are not be limited to:
- Persons in the healing arts (such as dentists, interns or residents, nurses, social workers, and psychologists)
- School employees
- Medical examiners
- Hospitals or other health care institutions
- Medical Society of Delaware
- Law enforcement agencies
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your organization and circumstances and align with what your state DCYF requires. The state requirements and child abuse and human trafficking statistics listed on this page are current as of February 20th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State requirements may change and it is your responsibility to know your state mandated reporter requirements and the process for online child abuse prevention training. Compass Abuse Prevention Services can not guarantee acceptance by your school, organization, or state Department of Children, Youth, and their Families. If there is a child abuse emergency, call 911 immediately.