Employees must report suspected child abuse

Western Today staff

Student employees, faculty, administrative staff, athletic department staff, child care center staff, police and health professionals at Western Washington University are required by Washington state law to report reasonably suspected child abuse to law enforcement or the Department of Social and Health Services.

Any instances of suspected child abuse should be immediately reported to WWU University Police (if the child was observed on campus), law enforcement of the jurisdiction where the child was observed, and/or DSHS at 1-866-ENDHARM.