California's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

CANRA imposes an obligation to report child abuse or neglect on certain individuals and establishes procedures to report suspected child abuse or neglect or the suspected abuse of dependent adults and elders.

This applies to an employee who is considered a "mandated reporter" if their duties require:

  • Contact with children * on a regular basis; or
  • Direct contact and supervision of children; or
  • Supervision of other mandated reporters; or
  • Assumed full or intermittent responsibility for the care or custody of an elder or dependent adult

 * This could include a student worker or intern under the age of 18.

Who is not required to complete the CANRA form: 

Those not defined as a mandated reporter as outlined in this Overview of California's CANRA document

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