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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

Additional 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.

Reporting child abuse