One thing that has always stuck with me from doing mandatory notification training is that you should never look at abuse/ neglect from the perspective of the intention of the adult. You should only look at the perspective of the impact on the child. It is in our nature to sympayhise with the adult, she only did it once, she was having a rough week, she had no money left for food, she just snapped, she was really stressed, etc. It means nothing when it comes to making a report. You should only consider how the abuse or neglect impacts the child.
I also hate the term 'dobbing' in relation to reports. That mentality has to change. Making a report is not dobbing, you are not trying to get someone in trouble. If that