Mandatory Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Under the direction of California State University Executive Order 1083 , the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act 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
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.
Complete the appropriate acknowledgement form and submit the form electronically. A copy of the signed form will be emailed to you.
TAS, GAS, ISAS
MPPS, STAFF, STUDENT EMPLOYEES
Reporting Abuse and Neglect
Suspected child abuse or neglect should be reported as follows:
Step 1: 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 2: Within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident:
- Complete Form SS 8572 available at http://ag.ca.gov/childabuse/pdf/ss_8572.pdf .
- send, fax, or electronically transmit it to the agency that was contacted by phone (Penal Code § 11166(a))
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 is available to all CSU employees and volunteers, including those who have no reporting obligation, at Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect .