If I make a report is my identity protected?

The identity of the person making the report is kept confidential with the exception of being released to law enforcement officials or the district attorney's office. Law enforcement and district attorney's office must treat the mandated reporter as a confidential informant.

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1. What is child abuse?
2. Are you a mandated reporter?
3. When must a mandated reporter make a report?
4. Must I report suspected abuse if I learn of the abuse from someone other than the child who was allegedly abused?
5. How does a mandated reporter make a report if they suspect child abuse?
6. Do I need to notify anyone within my institution, school, facility or agency after I make a report?
7. What if a mandated reporter fails to follow the law?
8. Can you report suspected child abuse if you are not a mandated reporter?
9. Am I protected from civil and criminal liability if I make a report of suspected child abuse?
10. If I make a report is my identity protected?
11. How do I know whether I have "reasonable cause to suspect" that a child is a victim of abuse?