Mandated Reporter Information
A mandated reporter is one who is required by law to report reasonable suspicions of abuse.
If you are reporting possible child abuse/neglect:
- Complete the Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) Form
- Fax or mail completed forms to: 559-730-2510 (fax) or P.O. Box 671, Visalia, CA 93279
- Contact the Tulare County Child Welfare Services hotline:
Mandated Reporter Training is offered free by Tulare County Child Welfare Services and Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council.
Description: This training is given to ensure mandated reporters that work with children are educated on what constitutes child abuse, how to identify the four types of abuse (physical, sexual, neglect, emotional), the most up-to-date California laws and most importantly how to report suspected abuse. This training is offered to Mandated Reporters and those that work/volunteer with children. Customized trainings are available that have a focus on related topics such as developmentally disabled children, shaken baby syndrome and others.
Program Length: Approximately 1- 1.5 hours in length. This training can be altered to be shorter or longer.
MANDATED REPORTER - AB 1207 TRAINING (Specifically for childcare providers or workers):
Description: This training is given to ensure child care workers are educated on how the law defines child abuse and neglect, requirements of a mandated reporter, protection the law provides for mandated reporters, how to talk to children about suspected abuse, how to report child abuse, and what to expect after a report is filed. Lastly, special issues related to child abuse report for child care providers. This training meets the AB 1207 Law (effective January 2018) requirements for Child Care Workers.
Program Length: Approximately 1.5 - 2 hours
If you are a mandated reporter and would like training on the law and your responsibilities, contact CAPC.
Need to determine if your profession is designated as a mandated reporter? See Who Should Report?