On June 27, 2012 the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act 325 ILCS 5 was 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.
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.