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Mandated Reporter Training

What Must be Reported

Any of the below acts involving anyone under the age of 18:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect

The Mandated Reporter must only have reasonable suspicion that a child has been mistreated; no evidence or proof is required prior to making a report.

The case will be further investigated by law enforcement and/or child welfare services.

How To Report

BY PHONE Immediately, or as soon as possible, make a telephone report to child welfare services and/or to a Police or Sheriff’s department.

  • Child Welfare Services phone number: 209-385-3104 (209-722-9915 after 4:45 pm, weekends, or holidays)
  • Local Police Departments
    • Merced Police Department 209-385-8836
    • Atwater Police Department 209-357-6384
    • Livingston Police Department 209-394-7917
  • Sheriff’s Department phone number 209-385-7444

IN WRITING Within 36 hours, a written report must be sent, faxed or submitted electronically. The written report must be submitted on the state form 8572 which is linked below.

When In Doubt, Report It Out!

Sign in Sheet for Site Use

Once you receive your certificate and e-mail confirmation, you must send it to Risk Management Department.