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Protocol For Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect on Campus

Idaho law requires anyone who suspects child abuse and neglect to report it immediately to either (1) law enforcement or (2) the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Both of these reporting options allow anonymous or confidential reporting. After reporting the incident to either law enforcement or the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the incident should also be promptly reported to the Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics. The steps for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect are detailed below.

Imminent Harm

If a child may be in imminent harm, immediately dial 9-1-1 or activate a blue emergency phone located on campus.

Otherwise

Immediately report the incident to:

  1. The Boise State University Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911;

OR

2.   The child protection division at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare at (208) 334-5437, or using Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Care Line by dialing 2-1-1.

Then

Promptly report the information to the Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics by emailing protectionofminors@boisestate.edu, or by calling (208) 426-1258.

What Information to Report

Information about the child, including:

  • Name
  • Contact Information
  • Age
  • Parent/Guardian’s Name
  • Parent/Guardian’s Contact Information

Information regarding the incident, disclosure, or observation leading to the report.

Information about the person suspected of committing the abuse.

You do not have to possess all of the above information to make a report.

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Protocol For Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect on Campus

Step 1: Have you witnessed or suspect child abuse or neglect

Yes

Proceed to Step 2.

No

Contacting other parties is not required.

Step 2: Contacting law enforcement

Contact law enforcement

If a minor may be in imminent harm, dial 9-1-1 or Boise State Department of Public Safety at 208-426-6911 OR Idaho Department of Health and Welfare: If the minor is not in imminent harm, contact
208-334-5437 in the Treasure Valley or 1-855-5437 statewide.

Please note the information to report

Proceed to step 3.

Step 3: Contact the Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics

Contact The Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics

Phone:
208-426-1258
Email:
ProtectionOfMinors@boisestate.edu

Please note the information to report.

Information to report

What you should report

Information about the child:

  • Name
  • Contact Information
  • Age
  • Parent/Guardian’s Name
  • Parent/Guardian’s Contact Information

Information regarding the incident, disclosure, or observation leading to the report.

Information about the person suspected of committing the abuse.

You do not have to possess all of the above information to make a report.