MANDATED REPORTING

Toolkit & Resources

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

CASA Kane County, Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Regional Office of Education are asking that you review the information below on how to keep our children safe!
The message is simple: IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

Please read these 5 steps below to protect children, educate and report suspected abuse.

1. READ the Letter of Introduction

Call to action letter from Joe McMahon, State’s Attorney of Kane County; Gloria Kelley, Executive Director of CASA Kane County and Patricia Dal Santo, Superintendent of the Regional Office of Education.

2. REVIEW Legal Mandated Reporting List

Learn who and what is a mandated reporter and click to download the complete list.
Mandated reporters include but are not limited to:
School personnel
Medical personnel
Social services/mental health professionals
Law enforcement personnel
Coroner/Medical examiner personnel
Child care personnel
Members of the clergy

You don’t need to be a mandated reporter to make the hotline call!

3. LISTEN to Mandated Reporting Podcast

Mandated Reporting Podcast
(Recorded: March 28, 2015, Length: 18 minutes)

This is a special podcast sponsored by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office and CASA Kane County. Anyone who is in their professional capacity and/or in contact with children who know of alleged abuse and neglect must call.

Please note that not only is it required for mandated reporters to promptly report suspicions of abuse or neglect to DCFS but also that the report is confirmed, in writing, within 48 hours of the initial report.

Download the Written Confirmation of Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Report here

4. TRAIN to Become Certified

Everyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Abuse Hotline to make a report, but Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so. The purpose of this online course is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse. Click the link below to become Mandated Reporting Certified.

5. PRINT and DISPLAY Flyers in Kane County

Working Together – Keeping Children Safe Flyer and the 1-800-25-ABUSE Ads can be printed and placed in your place of work, business, church, school, hospital AND all other locations in our community as a constant reminder – If you See Something, Say Something!
Everyone Can Make a Difference – Please be the Difference Maker Today!

DOWNLOAD FLYERS

If you have questions or your organization would like to develop a similar program, please contact Gloria Kelley,
Executive Director at 630-444-3109 or gloriak@casakanecounty.org for more information.

“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.”
~ Nelson Mandela

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