Mandated Reporter Training - Unit 2
- An adult person acting in a professional capacity shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the department
when the person knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected.
- "Any person who has assumed full, intermittent or occasional responsibility for care or custody of the child, regardless of whether the person receives compensation."
- "Any person affiliated with a church or religious institution who serves in an administrative capacity or has otherwise assumed a position of trust or responsibility to the members of that church or religious institution, while acting in that capacity regardless of whether that person receives compensation."
Review the list of mandated reporters from the law (page will open in a separate window - this content is located on another site): http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/22/title22sec4011-A.html
Print this page and discuss it with your Supervisor if you have any questions. You may use paper if you run out of room or if you do not have access to a printer.
- You must report, or cause a report to be made if you know or have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected.
- Report to DHHS if the abuse is by a caretaker or parent.
- Report to the District Attorney's office if the abuse is by a person not responsible for the child.
- A mandated reporter is legally required to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the Child Protective Intake Unit of the Department of Health and Human Services immediately or as soon as possible.
- When you need to report suspected child abuse, you call the statewide intake unit at 1-800-452-1999 or TTY at 800-963-9490 immediately or as soon as possible. The Intake Unit is available to receive reports 24 hours a day.