On June 27, 2012 the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act 325 ILCS 5was amended to include personnel of institutions of higher learning as mandated reporters in the state of Illinois HB3887. As a person working for Eastern Illinois University, you are now a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect.
All employees are required to sign the DCFS (ANCRA) form acknowledging this responsibility.
This is a one-time requirement.
As a Mandated Reporter, you have certain obligations. Use the information below to familiarize yourself with these new legal responsibilities.
Department of Children & Family Services FAQs - reporting abuse or neglect
As a Mandated Reporter, you are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect immediately. Willful failure to report suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect is a misdemeanor (first violation) or a class 4 felony (second or subsequent violation.)
Report suspected child abuse or neglect immediately at 1-800-252-2873.
For further information regarding the form, please contact Human Resources, 217-581-3514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding mandated reporting, please contact the Department of Children and Family Services.