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Child Abuse and/or Neglect & DCFS Mandated Reporting

February 20, 2012

School employees are ‘mandated reporters’ when abuse or neglect of a child is suspected or known. The list of mandated reporters required to report child abuse and neglect includes: “school personnel (including administrators and both certified and non-certified school employees)”. [325 ILCS 5/4]
There is an online training from DCFS for mandated reporters. This training includes:
1. A pre-training assessment (13 multiple-choice questions)
2. 60-90 minutes of self-paced interactive training
3. A post-training assessment (13 multiple-choice questions)
4. A Certificate of Completion (which must be printed at time of completion)

Access the training at this website: