Mandated and Permissive Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect in Pennsylvania
The laws governing Pennsylvania child welfare and protection are undergoing sweeping changes. Information about the changes to Pennsylvania’s child welfare laws, including those to mandated reporter requirements, can be found on the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center’s (CWRC) website.
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 (DHS).
Child Welfare Information System (CWIS)
CWIS will allow mandated reporters to make digital reports of suspected child abuse and to obtain ChildLine clearances. This system goes live Dec. 31, 2014.
Pa. Department of Human Services - Keep Kids Safe PA
Child Protective Services Law resources
Allegheny County DHS held an education session to explain the 2014 changes to the Child Protective Services Law. View a video of the 90-minute presentation. The accompanying CPSL PowerPoint presentation is also available.
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