Mandatory Reporting Policy

If there is cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare is endangered, all FirstLine staff members are required by law (Article R.S. 14:403) to file a report to the appropriate agency.

All teaching or child care providers (anyone who provides or assists in the teaching, training, and supervision of a child), as well as organizational or youth activity providers (amongst many other mandatory reporters) must report to the proper authorities instances in which they have reason to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare is endangered as a result of abuse or neglect, or that abuse or neglect was a contributing factor in a child’s death.

DCFS toll-free hotline: 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437)