Welcome to the online Mandated Reporting Training resource, sponsored by New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families. All residents of New Jersey are mandated reporters, meaning that any person who has a reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to acts of abuse or neglect should immediately report this information to the proper authorities.
This training provides a short but comprehensive overview on what mandated reporting is, what behaviors or physical symptoms may constitute abuse and neglect, how to report reasonable suspicions to authorities, and what to expect when reporting. Participants are required to register prior to starting the training. The training takes approximately 20 minutes and can be completed on a mobile device. It consists of five short modules, some of which include videos and short quizzes. Those who complete the training will be able to generate proof of completion for their employer or personal records.
If you need to report a suspicion of abuse or neglect, call the Child Abuse Hotline, toll free, at 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873; TTY/TDD 1-800-835-5510). If you believe a child is in immediate danger or needs immediate assistance, call 911.