The alleged child abuse scandal that rocked Penn State has put a spotlight on the legal issues and consequences surrounding the mandated reporting of child abuse. School officials there are now in a position of defending themselves against alleged “inaction” and minimizing sexual abuse behavior as “horsing around.”
This extreme, headline-grabbing story shines a light on the legal responsibilities of educators. This is an opportunity to review what actions you can take to hopefully minimize liability and potential law suits.
Read Must-Read Review of Educators' Legal Responsibility & Liability