Protecting children is the responsibility of us all. Anybody who suspects that a child is being hurt, has the right to report that suspicion.
Certain professionals, due to their contact or work with children, have special responsibilities.
These people are called mandated reporters and are required by law to report suspected child abuse.
Mandated reporters are of critical importance in the child abuse prevention effort.
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN IS YOUR RESPONSIBLITY
NOVA provides trainings for all mandated reporters:
Mandated Reporter Training – link to brochure (pdf 441KB)
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ ACCREDITATION INFORMATION ABOUT NOVA’s MANDATED REPROTER TRAINING:
- Approved for schools by the PA Department of Education to meet ACT 126 Mandatory Reporter Training Requirements for educators.
- Training can be submitted for approval through the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors for credit hours. At least 90 days advance notice is required for scheduling.
- DPW credit is available to child care providers. Approved by PA Keys.
- NOVA is not an ACT 48 provider. ACT 48 credit must be approved and awarded by a school district.
To schedule training or for more information contact: Mandy Mundy, director of education and training, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215-343-6543.
Suspect Child Abuse? Call ChildLine 1-800-932-0313.
After calling ChildLine fill out the CY47 and submit to your local child protective services agency.
Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse – PCAR brochure containing resources, tips, abuse categories, the definition of a mandated reporter and steps in making a report.