SafeCampus

Child abuse and neglect

All UW employees and volunteers are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) or law enforcement. After reporting suspected child abuse or neglect of a minor (under the age of 18) to the Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) or law enforcement, if it is believed the abuse occurred in a UW supported program or facility or by a UW employee or volunteer, you must call SafeCampus.

If the abuse did not occur in a UW supported program or facility or by a UW employee or volunteer, but you have safety concerns regarding the situation, you can call SafeCampus. Safety concerns may include a parent who is angry at a UW staff member for making a report, concerns for family or child safety after making a report or concerns for the well-being of a UW employee who witnessed abuse during the course of their job, and then made a report.

Visit the Youth at UW site to learn more about reporting requirements regarding suspected child abuse and neglect at the UW.

You can also view the University of Washington’s online training for child abuse and neglect.