What is a mandated reporter?
A mandated reporter is a person who, because of his or her profession, is legally required to report any concerns of child abuse or neglect to the authorities. If a mandated reporter fails to make a report it could result in legal actions taken against that person. All reports are made to ChildLine either by phone or online.
Who is a mandated reporter?
ALL staff members at Premier Arts and Science Charter School are mandated reporters!
Why are all staff members mandated to make a report?
These laws are in place to prevent children from being abused and to end any possible abuse or neglect at the earliest possible stage.
What happens next?
After a report has been made to ChildLine, the reporter is no longer involved in the investigation unless to answer further questions. The information is then sent to Child & Family Services (CYS) who will decide if the report warrants an investigation. If they decide it does, then a social worker from CYS will investigate by having conversations with those involved. The social worker(s) will determine if further actions need to be taken to ensure the safety of the child(ren).
**You do not have to be a mandated reporter to report suspected child abuse or neglect. If you have concerns for child safety and believe a report should be made you can call 1 (800) 932-0313.