Advocates are required to complete a mandated reporter training within sixty days of initial assignment. Provide your mandated reporter training certificate of completion to your supervisor.
In-Person Mandated Reporter Trainings
This no cost training will provide child abuse and neglect mandated reporters with the necessary information they need to make a child abuse and neglect report. Using didactic and collaborative teaching methods this training will harness your existing knowledge of child abuse and neglect and will propel your understanding of the child welfare system in Santa Cruz County forward.
1. Be able to describe the steps needed to make a child abuse or neglect report.
2. Be able to identify at least one warning sign for neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.
3. Be able to name three risk factors that are related to child abuse and neglect.
Online Mandated Reporter Training
2 hours Continuing Education with Certificate of Completion
Mandated Reporter FAQs
What is a mandated reporter?
A mandated reporter is a person who is required by law to report known or suspicion of abuse or neglect within the scope of their role/profession. Certain professionals who work with vulnerable populations are mandated reporters, such as teachers, therapists, social workers, and doctors.
What is reportable?
Any reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect is reportable, as well as disclosure of abuse or neglect. You do not need proof of maltreatment.
How do I make a report?
Call Toll Free at 1 (877) 505-3299 or (831) 454-2273 (CARE)
Available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY dial 911 for immediate assistance.
Can I report anonymously?
No, as a mandated reporter within the scope of your role as a CASA, you may not report anonymously. You are required to provide your name and contact information to child protective services. However, your information will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed as the person who reported the suspected child abuse or neglect.