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Washington Laws on Abuse of Children -- RCW 26.44
Source: Washington State Legislature

Links to Washington statutes regarding the abuse of children, including laws on legal protections for abused children, reporting duties, the appointment of a guardian ad litem, temporary restraining orders, children taken into custody under court order, alleged perpetrators, and treatment for abusive persons removed from the home.
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Understanding Child Neglect-Resources for Reporters and Citizens
Source: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

General information about child neglect in Washington and how you can prevent it.
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