What are the Mandated Reporter Training Requirements in CA?
The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) is a California law requiring employers to identify mandated reporters, persons who are required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. In some instances, employers or departments are required to provide training to ensure employees are adequately prepared to take on this responsibility.
Here is an overview of the mandated reporter training requirements in California:
AB1963 Requires Training for Businesses that Hire Teens
In January 2021, CA Assembly Bill 1963 took effect making human resources employees and some supervisors mandated reporters of child abuse.
If one of your employees is a mandated reporter under this bill, your organization is required to provide them with training in their new duty.
Assembly Bill 1963 requires employers of the impacted human resources employees and supervisors to provide training on the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. AB 1963 applies to companies that have more than 5 employees who employ minors. Failing to report suspected child abuse can lead to penalties including fees and up to six months of jail time.
How to Meet the Requirements
Companies that ...