The standard for reporting suspected abuse and neglect is "reasonable cause to believe" which means that mandated reporters need only a " mere suspicion" that abuse or neglect was committed against a person with a disability.
If abuse or neglect is suspected, trust your feeling and report to DPPC's 24 - hour Hotline at 1-800-426-9009 or 1-888-822-0350 TTY. In addition to reporting suspected abuse and neglect, mandated reporters are also required to report to DPPC all cases in which an individual with a disability has died, regardless of whether or not abuse or neglect is suspected.
The child does NOT have to come before the mandated reporter in order for the mandated reporter to make a report of suspected child abuse.
Mandated reporters must not try to determine whether abuse has happened.
For example, in 2006 a French subsidiary of a US company was given a hefty fine for delivering certain highly technical documents and software interfaces to its employees in the English language only, and this was upheld by the appellate court.