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If a parent contacts the grandparents in a panic because they have discovered inappropriate sexual behavior between 11 yr old son and 5 yr old daughter.....but fails to report it.....are grandparents legally reguired to do so?

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Having a difficult time finding a lawyer to speak with us....telling us to find a lawyer in area where child lives and for us to report it to cps.

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We live in the Austin area of Texas....Grandson lives in Dallas/Ft Worth area....we'll be picking up grandson in couple of days to keep over spring break.....want very much to help with situation and trying to get information regarding our personal legal obligations, etc.

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Unless the grandparent is a teacher, nurse, law enforcement, or public safety official, they are not mandatory reporters. So, the grandparent is not mandated by law to report the issue. If the grandparent is in one of those occupations, then they must report or they could face sanctions for not doing so. If there is sexual misconduct, then CPS should be notified to make sure not just that the 5 year old is safe, but also that the 11 year old gets the mental health counseling he requires as well. CPS has to be contacted in the DFW area if you are going to report.

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