California Child Abuse Reporting Laws define child abuse as:
- Non-Accidental physical injury caused by an individual or other
- Willful cruelty or unjustified punishment
- Sexual abuse/exploitation,
- Infliction of mental or emotional suffering.
California Child Abuse Reporting Laws define child neglect as:
- Neglect by a parent or caretaker who fails to provide adequate food, clothing, medical care, or supervision.