• Mandated Reporters

    Who is a Mandated Reporter?

    You are a mandated reporter in the state of Pennsylvania.  You are employed by a school district in the state of Pennsylvania therefore you have a responsibility to report any abuse or neglect that you become aware of concerning a child.

    Specifics:

    Mandated Reporter: Any person who comes into contact with children within the practice of their profession;  expanded to include college staff, EMS, librarians, attorneys, religious organizations, and paid or unpaid staff (12/31/14)
    • School personnel are mandated to report any information that creates a reasonable suspicion that child has been abused
    • School personnel are mandated to report cases where someone makes a specific disclosure about a child who is identifiable, regardless if the child is under the care, supervision, guidance, or training of the mandated reporter (12/31/14); includes “after hours”
    • School personnel must report if a person 14+ years old makes a disclosure that he/she has committed child abuse
    • Passive and mandated reporters may remain anonymous
    • Reports must be made immediately to Childline

    Important Phone Numbers:

    Child Line - 1-800-932-0313
     
    Bedford County Children and Youth Services - 1-814-623-4804
    Address so you can mail the CY-47 form: 200 South Juliana Street, Bedford, PA 15522
    Fax: 1-814-623-3013
     
     
     To access a free online training module of Mandated Reporting, visit:
     

    Below is the link to the website for the Mandated Reporter Training. 

    www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu


    At the end of the training, you will be prompted to print a certificate of completion.