This Report Form should always be completed when someone knows, suspects, or receives information that the health or safety of a minor* participating in any BU-sponsored or affiliated program/activity may be at risk (including suspected abuse or neglect). Concerns may include a specific incident that occurred on/off campus, a suspicion of abuse or neglect, or a suspicion that a minor may be a threat to himself/herself or to others.

Steps for Reporting an Incident

1. Contact Law Enforcement: Notify the Boston University Police Department (BUPD) immediately at 617-353-2121. Remain with the minor until help arrives.

If you are off the main campus, call 911 or local law enforcement. Remain with the minor until help arrives.

2. Complete this online Reporting Form This online form (below) should be filled out no later than four hours after initial BUPD contact.
3. Contact the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families Use the Child-at-Risk Hotline, any time of the day or night, at 800-792-5200.
4. Notify a BU Employee with Authority Promptly notify your supervisor, program director/operator, or dean, when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
5. Inform Human Resources The Human Resources office is available to provide advice and assistance, and may be reached at 617-353-2380. Human Resources should be aware of any suspected abuse/neglect in minors programs since the office facilities the Protection of Minors Program.

* Minor under Massachusetts law is defined as an individual under the age of 18. 

Minor Safety Concern Report Form

  • Reporter’s Information (optional)

    The reporter and the minor can be different people
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Minor’s Information

    If the reporter and the minor are different people
  • Parent/Guardian Information

  • Other Parties Involved

  • Incident Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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  • Other Reports