SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT? CALL CHILDLINE: 1-800-932-0313
Who is a Mandated Reporter?

Mandated reporters are held to a higher standard of responsibility and there can be serious consequences when they don't report suspected abuse. The following adults are considered mandated reporters and are required by law to report suspected child abuse:

✓ Anyone licensed or certified to practice in a health-related field under the jurisdiction of the Department of State
A medical examiner, coroner, or funeral director
Employees of health care facilities or providers licensed by the Department of Health who are engaged in the admission, examination, care, or treatment of individuals
School employees
Employees of a child care service who have direct contact with children in the course of employment
Clergymen, priests, rabbis, ministers, Christian science practitioners, religious healer, or spiritual leaders of any regularly established churches or other religious organizations
Individuals (paid or unpaid) who — on the basis of their role as an integral part of a regularly scheduled program, activity, or service — accepts responsibility for a child
Employees of social service agencies who have direct contact with children in the course of employment
Peace officers or law enforcement officials defined as: attorney general, district attorney, Pennsylvania State Police, and municipal police officer
Emergency medical service providers certified by the Department of Health
Employees of a public libraries who have direct contact with children in the course of employment
Individuals supervised or managed by a person listed above who have direct contact with children in the course of their employment
Independent contractors who have direct contact with children
Attorneys affiliated with an agency, institution, organization, or other entity that is responsible for the care, supervision, guidance, or control of children
✓ Foster parents
✓ An adult family member who is a person responsible for the child's welfare and provides services to a child in a family living home, community home for individuals with an intellectual disability, or host home for children which are subject to supervision or licensure by the department under Articles IX and X of the act of June 13,1967, known as the Public Welfare Code.