What is CANRA?
The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) passed in California in 1974. CANRA requires mandated reporters to report suspect child abuse. Since the passing of CANRA, the list of mandated reporters continues to expand.
What does CANRA require?
CANRA requires all mandated reporters to report suspect child abuse immediately and then in writing. Failure to do so may result in criminal prosecutions, suspension or revocation of state licenses, disciplinary action and civil liability.
Who should be trained?
Every employer (public or private) who has employees that work with or come in contact with any child under the age of 18 years. College and universities, IT professionals, doctors, dentists, teachers, police officers, fire fighters and clergy (complete list is on our web site) should also be trained in CANRA.
Why train your employees?
Recently there has been an influx of lawsuits regarding mandated reporters failing to report. The responsibility ultimately lies with employers to make sure employees understand your mandated reporter policy and California’s reporting procedures. A failure to properly train your employees can be costly. Additionally, AB 1432 requires all schools provide annual training.
What will I learn?
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