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.


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.

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