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Kane County State's Attorney's Office

Kane County, Illinois, State's Attorney's Office
Joseph H. McMahon, State's Attorney

Mandated Reporters

 
Most people who work with children in any capacity are required by Illinois law to call the DCFS Hotline anytime they believe a child may have been abused. This includes most people who work with children or whose jobs make them responsible for public safety or wellbeing. They are:

  • Medical personnel
  • School and Child Care workers and their assistants
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Those who work in State Agencies
  • Mental Health treatment providers
  • Coaches and park district program workers
  • Clergy
Click here for a more detailed list of mandated reporters

A mandated reporter must report suspected instances of child abuse or neglect. Failure to do so is a criminal offense. Simply reporting suspicions to a superior does not satisfy legal requirements.

How should mandated reporters make reports?
Call as soon as possible:

  • 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-242-2873)
  • 1-800-358-5117 (TTY)
  • (217) 524-2606 (outside Illinois)
Mandated reporter training
Click here for the Illinois DCFS mandated reporter online training.

For more
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act