What should I do if I think a child is being abused or neglected?

3. Cooperate with any investigation

The (CAS) might start an investigation to look further into your concerns. They may or may not contact you again. They are more likely to contact you if you have an ongoing relationship with the child. For example, if you're the child's aunt or uncle.

If CAS contacts you, you should cooperate by answering their questions honestly.

You also have an ongoing duty to report. This means that you must contact CAS again if there are new reasonable grounds to suspect that that child you reported to CAS earlier is still at risk of being harmed or is being harmed. For example, if you're worried about bruises and you notice that the child has new bruises a week after you've called CAS, you have to call CAS again.

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