A serious question here. How far outside of school does that mandatory reporting go? My DD came to me with info that one of her friends is being abused occasionally but does not want anything done (she doesn't want to leave her family, school, etc) Do I only have to report what I learn in school or is outside of school part of the deal? I don't believe she is at any huge risk for bodily harm, and I plan on picking her up the moment she feels she needs it. There are also others trying to get her parents to either go into counseling or let the girl stay elsewhere for awhile (abuse is related to marital problems, sometimes the girl gets in the middle of the parents fight, usually on accident) I want to do what is best for this girl, and trust me, after all the experience with my nephew, I no longer believe the foster care system in this state is a safe place for a child.