Riverview I.U. #6

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Mandated Reporter Overview

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  • A person who, in the course of employment, occupation or practice of a profession, comes into contact with children shall report when the person has reasonable cause to suspect, on the basis of medical, professional or other training and experience, that a child under the care, supervision, guidance or training of that person or of an agency, institution, organization or other entity with which that person is affiliated is a victim of child abuse, including child abuse by an individual who is not a perpetrator.  In addition to those persons and officials required to report suspected child abuse, any person may make such a report if that person has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused child.

    § 42.42. Suspected child abuse—mandated reporting requirements.

    General rule. Under 23 Pa.C.S. §  6311 (relating to persons required to report suspected child abuse), licensees who, in the course of the employment, occupation or practice of their profession, come into contact with children shall report or cause a report to be made to the Department of Public Welfare when they have reasonable cause to suspect on the basis of their professional or other training or experience, that a child coming before them in their professional or official capacity is a victim of child abuse.

    Staff members of public or private agencies, institutions and facilities. Licensees who are staff members of a medical or other public or private institution, school, facility or agency, and who, in the course of their employment, occupation or practice of their profession, come into contact with children shall immediately notify the person in charge of the institution, school facility or agency or the designated agent of the person in charge when they have reasonable cause to suspect on the basis of their professional or other training or experience, that a child coming before them in their professional or official capacity is a victim of child abuse. Upon notification by the licensee, the person in charge or the designated agent shall assume the responsibility and have the legal obligation to report or cause a report to be made in accordance with subsections (a), (c) and (d).

  • RIU6 Mandated Reporter Contacts

    Bethany Wilson (814) 226-7103, ext. 5217
    Mary Miller (814) 229-0905
     
    Download the regional Children & Youth contact list.
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  • CY-47 form
    As mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect, you are required to submit a CY 47 form to the county Children & Youth agency within 48 hours of making the oral report to ChildLine. Please complete as much as possible on the CY 47. You may have very little information on the family but you are still required to complete what you can and submit the form.  It is important to list your name and phone number on the CY 47 if the Children & Youth investigator has additional questions for you. This contact information can not be shared with anyone except if law enforcement must be notified; then the reporting source is treated as a confidential informant. The Report of Suspected Child Abuse can be taken in person, mailed or faxed to the C&Y office.  Download the form CY-47 Form here.
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