Prevent Child Abuse in Utah
How do I get online child abuse prevention training and background checks?
Compass Abuse Prevention Services offers online child abuse prevention training courses and background checks.
What is child abuse and neglect in Utah?
Under Utah law, child abuse is defined as non-accidental harm or threatened harm of a child or sexual exploitation or sexual abuse.
Child neglect is defined as an action or inaction that causes abandonment of a child; lack of proper parental care by reason of the fault or habits of the parent, guardian, or custodian; failure or refusal of a parent, guardian, or custodian to provide proper or necessary subsistence, education, or medical care, or any other care necessary for the child’s health, safety, morals, or well-being; a child at risk of being neglected or abused because another child in the same home is neglected or abused.
According to the Child Welfare League of America, there were 9,694 victims of abuse or neglect in Utah in 2020, a rate of 10.4 per 1,000 children. This is a 0.8% increase since 2016.
Who is a mandated reporter according to UT state requirements?
Utah law requires any person who has reason to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse, neglect, or dependency to immediately notify the nearest office of Child and Family Services, a peace officer, or a law enforcement agency.
How do I report child abuse in Utah?
If you suspect child abuse or neglect is occurring, please call the Utah 24/7 hotline at 1-855-323-3237, submit an online report, or contact local law enforcement agency.
How do I contact the UT Department of Human Services?
Contact the Utah Department of Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services
195 N. 1950 W.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your organization and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Human Services requires. The state requirements and child abuse and human trafficking statistics listed on this page are current as of February 22nd, 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 Division of Child and Family Services. If there is a child abuse emergency, call 911 immediately.