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For Providers, Filing a Maltreatment Report

Report Child Abuse, Neglect or Maltreatment

Massachusetts law requires mandated reporters file a report of child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Families anytime there is reasonable cause to believe that a child is suffering abuse, neglect and/or maltreatment. This report is known as a 51A report (referring to Chapter 119, Section 51A of the Massachusetts General Laws). 

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The Child Protection Team is available for a phone consultation to any Boston Medical Center staff member 24/7 to help with these difficult cases by paging ID# 7336.


For Consult
Please page: 617.638.5795, ID#7336

BMC Reporting
BMC Staff Only Internal Fax: x43648

Child Protection Team
Department of Pediatrics
Boston Medical Center
Dowling Building 3rd Floor
771 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

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