Mandated Reporter Training

Mandated and Permissive Reporter Training of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect in Pennsylvania

Required Training

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania
This three-hour, online, mandated reporter training is approved and required by the Pa. Department of Human Services.

Additional Resources

Reporting Child Abuse
Find phone numbers, the link to the child welfare portal, and the definitions of child abuse and perpetrator.

Child Abuse and Perpetrator: What's New(PDF, 195KB)
This document includes the new definitions for “child abuse” and “perpetrator” that were effective December 31, 2014. This is not an all-inclusive overview. CPSL in its entirety.

Child Welfare Information System (CWIS)
CWIS will allow mandated reporters to make digital reports of suspected child abuse and to obtain ChildLine clearances.

Keep Kids Safe PA
Child Protective Services Law resources from PA DHS

Overview of the New Child Protective Services Law (Including Mandated Reporters)
This 90-minute video was presented at the Allegheny County DHS education session to explain the changes to the Child Protective Services Law. The accompanying CPSL PowerPoint presentation(PDF, 3MB) is also available.

Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center’s (CWRC)
Find Information about the changes to Pennsylvania’s child welfare laws, including those to mandated reporter requirements.