Mandated reporters are required to report or cause a report to be made when, in the ordinary course of their employment or profession, they have reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child under the age of 18 has been abused, neglected or is placed in imminent risk of serious harm. (Connecticut General Statutes §17a-101a)
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PUBLIC ACT 11-93 - MANDATORY TRAINING OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PERSONNEL
As a result of Public Act 11-93, significant changes have been made to the general statutes that authorize and prescribe the investigations of child abuse and neglect by the Department of Children and Families in public and private schools and public and private institutions and facilities providing care for children. Outlined below you will find information pertaining to the changes made with respect to the mandatory training of school and district personnel. Please use this link to access additional information as well as review the other changes regarding mandated reporting as outlined in Public Act 11-93.
DCF will provide Mandated Reporter training and refresher training to all school district personnel that are deemed to be mandated reporters. DCF is also required, to provide the training program to all new school employees (PA 11-93 §3(c)).
As stated in section 53a-65 (subsection 13), a school employee is defined as: (A) A teacher, substitute teacher, school administrator, school superintendent, guidance counselor, psychologist, social worker, nurse, physician, school paraprofessional or coach employed by a local or regional board of education or a private elementary, middle or high school or working in a public or private elementary, middle or high school; or (B) any other person who, in the performance of his or her duties, has regular contact with students and who provides services to or on behalf of students enrolled in (i) a public elementary, middle or high school, pursuant to a contract with the local or regional board of education, or (ii) a private elementary, middle or high school, pursuant to a contract with the supervisory agent of such private school.
School Employees Hired After July 1, 2011
All school employees hired by a local or regional board of education on or after July 1, 2011, shall be required to complete the mandated reporter training program. All such school employees shall complete the refresher training program not later than three years after completion of the initial training program, and shall thereafter retake such refresher training course at least once every three years.
School Employees Hired Before July 1, 2011
On or before July 1, 2012, all school employees hired by a local or regional board of education before July 1, 2011, shall complete the refresher mandated reporter training program, and shall thereafter retake such refresher training course at least once every three years.