If you require assistance or would like to talk to a trained professional about the issues described in this paper, please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
If you believe a child is in immediate danger call Police on 000. Individuals are encouraged to contact the relevant department or organisation to clarify requirements in their states or territories, or in relation to legislation.
Although it might be difficult, a mandated reporter must, by law, report suspected abuse or neglect committed against a person with a disability to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission at 1-800-426-9009 or 1-888-822-0350 TTY.
3) same as the writ of mandamus, which orders a public official or public body to comply with the law. Sir William Jones defines a mandate to be a bailment of goods without reward, to be carried from place to place, or to have some act performed about them.
(See: mandamus, writ of mandate)noun authoritative command, authoritative order, behest, bid, canon, charge, command, command by the court, commandment, decree, decretal, dictate, direction, directive, edict, enactment, fiat, imperative, instruction, judicial command, judicial decree, judicial order, mandatum, order, precept, prescript, prescription, proscription, regulation, request, requirement, requisition, rule, ruling, ultimatum, written order Associated concepts: judicial mandate, legislative mandate, mandate of the court Foreign phrases: Rei turpis nullum mandatum est. Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque concessa esse videntur, sine quibus juuisdictio explicari non potest.
There are also other differences, such as the state of mind that activates the reporting duty (i.e., having a concern, suspicion or belief on reasonable grounds - see Table 1) and the destination of the report.
This sheet focuses on the major differences features of state and territory laws regarding who must report and what must be reported.