Who Must Act?

Must Act?
May Act?

What is a mandated reporter?

Answer: Certain adults have a legal duty to report suspected child abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania. Click here to learn more about the 16 categories of adults who have a legal requirement to report suspected child abuse.

A mandated report makes a report, specially trained professionals investigate the report. Reporters report, investigators investigate.
A mandated reporter takes action to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and to help a child get connected to services that promote safety and healing.

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To report suspected child abuse, contact CHILDLINE at