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Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect

Reviewed By: Administrative Council on September 27, 2017
Approved By: President Morales on September 27, 2017

Policy

Overview

California State University Chancellor's Executive Order 1083 (Revised July 21, 2017), the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, provides direction on implementing the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (“CANRA”) (Penal Code §§ 11164-11174.3), which is intended to protect children from abuse and neglect. CANRA identifies certain groups of employees as "Mandated Reporters" of child abuse and also imposes various obligations on and extends certain protections to those Mandated Reporters as well as their employers. As a covered employer, the California State University (CSU) is required to comply with the Act. Relevant excerpts of the Act are provided as Attachment A. 

Executive Order 1083:

  • Identifies the categories of employees within the CSU that are Mandated Reporters;
  • Explains the difference between two types of Mandated Reporters;
  • Provides information to Mandated Reporters regarding their reporting requirements and the procedures they must follow;
  • Provides information to Mandated Reporters regarding the legal immunity extended with respect to their reporting;
  • Provides forms and training resources for Mandated Reporters (training is available for all employees and volunteers); and
  • Identifies information that is required to be included on job postings/position announcements and job descriptions.

Documentation

  • CSU Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - Executive Order 1083 (PDF) 
  • Attachment A – Excerpts of California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, Penal Code §§ 11165.7, 11166, 11166.01, and 11167
  • Attachment B – Categories of Mandated Reporters
  • Attachment C – Acknowledgment of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect - for Limited Reporters (Including Management Personnel Plan employees and volunteers)
  • Attachment D – Acknowledgment of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect - for General Reporters Attachment E – Form SS 8572, Suspected Child Abuse Report