As educators, our most important duty is the protection of the children in our care.
--Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Child Abuse Reporting Procedures for Parents and Guardians
Information to assist parents and guardians in determining whether or not child abuse has occurred and, if so, how to file a complaint of child abuse with local law enforcement.
Online Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training
Mandated reporter training funded by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention. Training modules offered by the Chadwick Center for Children at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The training defines the various requirements of the California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act and also offers specialized training for various occupational groups, including educators.
California Penal Code Section 11165.7
Definition of "mandated reporter" and which personnel are designated mandated reporters.
Emergency Response Hotline Numbers for County Child Protective Services
Telephone numbers for each county's emergency response for child abuse reporting.
Letter from the State Superintendent
February 14, 2013 letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding California Penal Code requirements concerning the mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect.
Reporting Form for LEAs Who Have Not Provided Mandatory Reporting Training (DOC)
California Penal Code Section 11165.7(d) requires that school districts that do not train their employees in the duties of mandated reporters shall report to the State Department of Education the reasons why this training was not provided.
Reporting Tip Sheet
Worksheet describing California Mandated Reporting, laws, what must be reported, and how to file a report alleging child abuse or neglect.
California Department of Social Services, Child Abuse Prevention
Information and contacts pertaining to child abuse prevention, including how to report suspected child abuse.
California Health and Human Services Agency, Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment
Provides a range of health care services, social services, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment services, income assistance and public health services to Californians.
Every Child Matters Educational Fund
A non-profit, non-partisan organization working to make public investments in children, youth, and families a national political priority.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, and prevention programs.