PSA Mandated Reporting

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  • We must all make the choice between what is RIGHT and what is EASY -Albus Dumbledore
  • What does it mean to be a mandated reporter?
  • As teachers, we are required by law to report suspected child abuse. This includes physical, emotional or sexual abuse, or neglect.
  • Know the signs
  • Signs of abuse include (but are not limited to) - physical marks, bruises, burns - strange or inconsistent explanations of injuries - abrupt changes in behavior - obvious lack of medical care - malodorous/ clothing dirty, ill-fitting, or inappropriate for weather - secretive behaviors - sexualized behaviors - expressing worry about safety of siblings
  • First call the CWS screener at 707-464-3191 ext 2708 (Del Norte) or 707-445-6180 (Humboldt) and make verbal report. The screener will tell you if a written report is needed. If so, complete Suspected Child Abuse Report Form at ag.ca.gov/childabuse/pdf/ss_8572.pdf and file within 24 hours.
  • How to Report
  • Remember
  • If in doubt.... REPORT
  • Created by: Melanie Romero Andrew Hamer Amy Cartwright
  • ABUSE
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