According to California Penal Code Section 11165.1 – 11165.6 the following situations are reportable child abuse and neglect conditions:

    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Child exploitation, child pornography and child prostitution
    • Severe or general neglect
    • Extreme corporal punishment resulting in injury
    • Willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment

In general, any person paid to work with children, including a CASA volunteer, is a Mandated Reporter and is required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. To verify if you are a mandated reporter refer to Reporting Law Summary below. CAPC offers free live training to Mandated Reporters throughout Contra Costa County regarding signs and symptoms of suspected child abuse and reporting requirements.

To request a mandated reporter training call Cristina Hickey at 925-798-0546 ext.15 or email at [email protected]

What Contra Costa County Children and Family Services wants you to know

Reporting abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Guidance for mandated reporters working remotely

Mandated Reporter Reference Materials

Frequently Asked by Mandated Reporters of Suspected Child Abuse

Fiscal year summary

During 2018 – 2019 CAPC did 80 Mandated Reporting Trainings delivered to 2,564 individuals. 

Quotes

“Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression.”

— Haim Ginott

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