Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

CSU employees have an obligation to report child abuse or neglectCSU Executive Order 1083 PDF File Opens in new window requires that CSU employees and volunteers designated as General Reporters or Limited Reporters acknowledge in writing their awareness and understanding of the obligation to report suspected or known incidents of child abuse or neglect. The acknowledgement contains a summary of the abuse that must be reported, the procedure for reporting, and information about the immunity and confidentiality granted to reporters. Training is available for all CSU employees and volunteers, including those who have no reporting obligations.


Limited Reporter and General Reporter Acknowledgement Forms

All employees and volunteers designated as a Limited Reporter or General Reporter are required to complete and submit the appropriate acknowledgement form. This form functions as both a notification to the employee or volunteer of their responsibilities as a Mandated Reporter and an acknowledgement that the employee or volunteer has been notified of their legal reporting obligations and their agreement to comply with them.


Limited Reporters are required to report child neglect or abuse only if it occurs on CSU premises or at an official activity of, or program conducted by, the CSU. General Reporters must do so regardless of where the incident takes place. The responsibility to report under either category represents a legal obligation; however, Mandated Reporters are immune from prosecution for reporting.


If you have any questions about CSU Executive Order 1083, your responsibilities or designation, or how to complete an acknowledgement form, please contact Anne Grogan, Document Specialist, at extension 5465, or send your questions to childreporting@fullerton.edu.


Faculty

Complete the appropriate acknowledgement form and submit the form electronically. A copy of the signed form will be emailed to you.


TAs, GAs, ISAs

Complete the General Reporter acknowledgement formOpens in new window and submit the form electronically. A copy of the signed form will be emailed to you.



MPPs, Staff, Student Employees

Complete the appropriate acknowledgement form and submit the form electronically. A copy of the signed form will be emailed to you.


University Volunteers

Complete the appropriate acknowledgement form and submit the form electronically. A copy of the signed form will be emailed to you.

How to Report Abuse and Neglect

Suspected child abuse or neglect should be reported as follows:


  • Step One: Immediately, or as soon as practically possible, contact by phone one of the following:
    • a police or sheriff’s department (including campus police but not including a school district police or security department);
    • a county probation department (if designated by the county to receive mandated reports); or
    • the county welfare department (Child Protected Services or CPS).
  • Step Two: Within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident:

Apart from the obligations set forth in Executive Order 1083, California State University strongly encourages all members of the CSU community who are not designated under the Act, to report child abuse and neglect occurring on CSU premises or at an official activity of, or program conducted by, the CSU.


Note: In case of an emergency or if a crime is in progress, employees should always immediately call campus police or 911.

Training

Training is available to all CSU employees and volunteers, including those who have no reporting obligation, at the following link:


Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and NeglectOpens in new window

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