You should always talk to the child’s parent or caregiver before making a report of suspected child abuse or neglect.
If the child is in immediate danger, you should file your report quickly and then call 911.
Mandated reporters file their reports with the State’s Attorney.
It’s helpful to attach documentation to your report.
You can report past abuse or neglect if the child is still under age 18.
A child can be interviewed at school without the consent of his or her parent or guardian.
Mandated reporters are legally liable for any damages resulting from their report.
It’s against the law for a mandated reporter to not report suspected abuse or neglect.
Mandated reporters have met the legal reporting requirement if they tell their supervisor about the suspected abuse or neglect.
This is the last test in the Mandated Reporters training. If you pass this test, you will be able to receive a completion certificate. Therefore, we will need your name, e-mail address, organization/school district and job title before you can submit this test.
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