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What is a Mandated Reporter?

A mandated reporter is a person legally required to report suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the relevant authorities. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requires each State to have procedures in place for requiring certain individuals to report known or suspected instances of child abuse and neglect.

 

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Training

Mandated reporting is a big responsibility. Reporter training helps give you the knowledge, tools, and resources you need to keep children safe. Find the training you need to comply with your state’s requirements for mandated reporting and get the support you need to know when and how to report.

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Learn more about mandated reporter responsibilities, duties, and training requirements in our resource center. Find answers to your mandated reporter questions and get the resources you need to confidently—and confidentially—report suspected abuse and neglect.

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FAQ

A mandated reporter is a person who is required by their state to report concerns of child abuse or neglect.

Most mandated reporters are identified by their professions and may include school personnel, law enforcement, medical workers, and more. Find out if you’re required to report.

Every state has mandated reporting requirements, and, as a result, each state has reporting standards. Find your state’s training and requirements here.


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