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Mandated Reporter Training

Act 126

Act 126 requires that all school entities (a public school, charter school, cyber charter school, private school, nonpublic school, intermediate unit or area vocational-technical school) and independent contractors of school entities provide child abuse recognition and reporting training to all employees every five years, including contracted substitute teachers who have direct contact with children. 

Online training is provided through the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center by clicking the link below.  Upon completion please print and provide a certificate to the Human Resources Department.  

Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center

What is a Mandated Reporter?

Mandated reporters are certain adults including all school employees, who are legally required to report suspected child abuse if they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a victim of child abuse. The law requires that the mandated reporter identify themselves and where they can be reached. In addition to having documentation that the report was made, this information is also helpful so that if clarification on the situation or additional information is needed, the children and youth caseworker can contact the mandated reporter.

Mandated Reporter FAQ's

How ChildLine Protects Children

ChildLine is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program designed to accept child abuse referrals and general child well-being concerns, and transmit the information quickly to the appropriate investigating agency.  ChildLine is responsible for receiving verbal and electronic referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The toll-free hotline, 
1-800-932-0313, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive reports of suspected child abuse. 

Report Electronically (Mandated Reporters)

Related Policies

Policy 806 - Child Abuse

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Robert Kollar
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Title VII/Title IX/Section 504/AMD
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1260
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(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1228