Mandated Reporter = an Adult required by state law to report suspected child abuse.

Who
Must Act?
May Act?

Mandated Reporter = an Adult required by state law to report suspected child abuse. 15 types of mandated reporters:

  • An employee of a social services agency who has direct contact with children in the course of employment.
  • A peace officer or law enforcement official
  • An emergency medical services provider certified by the Department of Health.
  • An employee of a public library who has direct contact with children in the course of employment.
  • An individual supervised or managed by a person listed under paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10) and (11), who has direct contact with children in the course of employment.
  • An independent contractor.
  • An attorney affiliated with an agency, institution, organization or other entity, including a school or regularly established religious organization that is responsible for the care, supervision, guidance or control of children.
  • A Foster Parent
To report suspected child abuse, contact CHILDLINE at
1-800-932-0313
www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis