F.2. Child Abuse and Reporting Mandate

Report of Child Abuse and Neglect

All UNOW Staff and Volunteers are trained in Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness and Reporting Procedures and are considered mandated by law to report any suspicion of neglect and/or abuse.

Any person, staff, families or visitors, who have reasonable cause to believe that a child has been or is being subjected to child abuse or neglect is required by law to report such allegations to the State Central Registry (SCR). This is a toll-free, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week hotline. Such reports may be done anonymously.

Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry)
1-877 NJ ABUSE
TTY 1-800-835-5510

You may also file or make a complaint about a child care center with the Office of Licensing by calling 1-877-667-9845. Complaints may be made anonymously.

Parents/Guardians have the right to visit the program and their child at any time during the hours of operation.  It is helpful to let teachers know when you plan to visit, or if pick up or drop off is at an unusual time.  Knowing ahead of time allows the teachers to prepare for a visit or support your child when there is a change in routine.