Below you will find resources related to mandated reporting. Resources include an online training, information about what to report and where to call in Illinois, and legislation related to child abuse and neglect.
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Mandated Reporters
- What to Report and Where to Call in Illinois
- Mandated Reporting Training Handout- 2005 (pdf)
- Written Confirmation of Suspected Child Abuse/Neglected Report for Mandated Reporters
- Manual for Mandated Reporters
- Prevent Child Abuse America
- Legislation related to Child Abuse and Neglect
This site includes a 60-90 minute self-paced online course designed to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their role in protecting children. Also included are FAQ's, required reporting forms and additional resources.
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) provides a resource that answers such questions as "When should I call the hotline?", "What happens when I call the hotline?", "How am I protected?" and "How else can I help?"
A resource that provides information offered during mandated reporting training to help Illinois early interventionists understand their responsibilities as a mandated reporter. The handout covers what you need to know including who must report, what happens when a report is made, definitions of abuse and neglect, your legal protections, penalties for not reporting, and what happens after a report is accepted.
This is the required form all mandated reporters must complete as a follow-up to hotline calls.
This manual is designed to help you understand your responsibility to report suspected child abuse and neglect to the DCFS Child Abuse Hotline. Also included is information about the investigative "behind the scenes" process.
Provides leadership to promote the prevention of child abuse and neglect at both the national and local levels. Information is also available in Spanish.
Legislation related to Child Abuse and Neglect
- Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974 (CAPTA) (PL 108-36, Amended Jun 2003), sets forth a minimum definition of child abuse and neglect and establishes the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, mandates Child Welfare Information Gateway, identifies the Federal role in supporting research, evaluation, technical assistance, and data collection activities, and provides Federal funding to States in support of prevention, assessment, investigation, prosecution, and treatment activities.
- Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) (325 ILCS 5/, Amended Dec 2007), is designed to protect the health, safety, and best interests of Illinois children in all situations in which the child is vulnerable to child abuse and neglect.
- Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act (PA 94-941, Amended Jun 2006), provides a mechanism for in infants in Illinois to be relinquished into a safe haven.
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