The Michigan Child Protection Law requires certain people to report their suspicions of child abuse or neglect to Children's Protective Services at the Department of Human Services.
If you'd like to learn more about your requirements to report suspected child abuse and/or neglect as a mandated reporter, contact your local DHS office for available training.
Mandated Reporter Hotline
If a mandated reporter is dissatisfied with the response by DHS, the mandated reporter may contact the Mandated Reporter Hotline at 877-277-2585. Prior to calling the hotline, the mandated reporter must first attempt to talk with the local DHS office director about his or her concerns.
Find out if you're required to report and how.
Mandated Reporter Details
Review list of mandated reporters, their rights and what to do if they suspect abuse or neglect.
- Potential Indicators of Child Abuse and/or Neglect Physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and/or neglect that may be used as guidelines for when to make a CPS complaint.
- Potential Indicators of Concern While these indicators may not be considered abuse or neglect, we encourage you to report any suspicions by calling 855-444-3911.
- Mandated Reporters' Resource Guide - DHS Pub 112
- Mandated Reporter Guides for Physicians, Nurses, Schools, Social Workers, and Clergy Prepared by the Michigan State University Chance at Childhood Program, with assistance from the Michigan Department of Human Services and the MSU College of Human Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.
- Report of Actual or Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect - DHS-3200