AB 506 Sets New Mandated Reporter Training Requirements for Volunteers
California's youth service organizations have new mandated reporter training requirements under AB 506, a bill that seeks to better protect children against child abuse and sexual abuse.
Find out what AB 506 means for administrators, employees, and volunteers of youth services organizations.
AB 506: Mandated Reporter Training Requirements for Youth Service Organizations
AB 506 is specifically written to prevent child abuse and sexual abuse in youth service organizations and businesses that provide services to minors.
Under AB506, a "business that provides services to minors" means a non-profit or for-profit business that meets the following requirements:
Primary purpose is providing extracurricular services or instructions to youth under 18 years of age (does not include daycare or child care providers)
Has adult employees with supervisory or disciplinary power over a child/ children
Under AB506, administrators, employees, and regular volunteers of youth service organizations are required to complete child abuse and neglect reporting training, also known as mandated reporter training.
Mandated Reporter Training Requirements for Volunteers
Mandated reporter training is a familiar requirement for many professionals who regularly come into contact with youth. California has legislation requiring childcare and daycare professionals, ...