Mandated Reporters

Welcome to Maine’s Online Mandated Reporter Resource Page.

Mandated Reporters are a critical part of Maine’s Child protection system and act as an early warning network to identify suspected child abuse and neglect; promptly enough to avoid serious and long term damage to a child.  Professionals who frequently encounter children in their work are in the best position to recognize and report suspected child abuse and neglect and are required by law to do so. 
The Maine Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) operates the statewide hotline for child abuse and neglect.  Mandated Reporters call this hotline to make a report.  Highly trained staff is available to guide callers through the process of making a report of suspected abuse and neglect.  The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To report child abuse or neglect:

Call 1-800-452-1999

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Call Maine Relay 711

Training for Mandated Reporters

Individual Training Group Training
Complete an online, self-paced training covering all aspects of Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and/or neglect in Maine.

Contact a trainer in your area who is available to provide live, quality training for mandatory reporters of child abuse at no cost anywhere in the state.

View Trainer List

 

Mandated Reporter Trainers’ Resources

Maine State Law regarding Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Reporting
Reports regarding suspected child abuse or neglect must be made immediately by telephone to the Maine Office of Child and Family Services at 1-800-452-1999.

Hotlines

Questions
Contact:  Robin J Bickford, Policy & Training Specialist, OCFS (207) 624-7900 or email at Robin.J.Bickford@Maine.gov
For mandated reporter training questions only-not to make a child protective report