Reports of alleged child abuse or neglect should be made to the county where the child or the child’s family resides. Reports can also be made to local law enforcement offices. St. Lawrence Seminary is located in Fon du Lac County, and the responsible office is:
FOND DU LAC COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
87 Vincent Street
P.O. Box 1196
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1196
Office Hours: 920-929-3400
After Hours: 920-929-3391
Child Abuse and Neglect Program
(Child Protective Services)
Certain individuals whose employment brings them into contact with children are required by law to report any suspected abuse or neglect or threatened abuse or neglect to a child seen in the course of their professional duties. Anyone who suspects a child is being maltreated may make such a referral. Persons making reports in good faith are immune from criminal or civil liability. Reports are made to the county in which the child or the child’s family resides.
A person who is mandated to report suspected child abuse or neglect will be informed by the county what action, if any, was taken to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the child who is the subject of the report.
Penalty: Persons required to report who intentionally fail to report suspected child abuse or neglect may be fined up to $1,000 or imprisoned for up to 6 months or both.
Persons Required to Report Abuse and Neglect: Mandated Reporters:
Physicians; Coroners; Medical Examiners; Nurses; Dentists; Chiropractors; Optometrists; Acupuncturists; Medical or Mental Health Professionals; Social Workers; Marriage & Family Therapists; Professional Counselors; Public Assistance Workers, including Financial and Employment Planners; School Teachers, School Administrators, and School Counselors (emphasis added); Mediators; Child-Care Workers in a Day Care Center, Group Home or Residential Care Center for Children and Youth, Day Care Providers; Alcohol or other Drug Abuse Counselors; Members of the Treatment Staff Employed by or Working Under Contract with a County Department or a Residential Care Center for Children and Youth; Physical Therapists; Physical Therapist Assistants; Occupational Therapists; Dieticians; Speech-Language Pathologists; Audiologists; Emergency Medical Technicians; First Responders; Police and Law Enforcement Officers; and Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).