What is Child Abuse?
Child Abuse, according to PA Child Protective Services Law, means to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily harm, injury or exploitation to a child through any recent (within 2 years) act or failure to act.
Who is a Mandated Reporter?
Adult iRun4Life volunteers are considered mandated reporters, and are required to report suspected child abuse if they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a victim of child abuse during the iRun4Life after school running program.
When must Mandated Reporters submit a report or make a phone call?
PA Mandated Reporters are required to make a report of suspected child abuse as soon as they suspect there is child abuse by either calling 1-800-932-0313 or by submitting a report at ChildLine at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis.
In PA, what else needs to be done after making a report to Childline?
If an oral report was made to PA ChildLine, a form (CY47) needs to be filled out within 48 hours – go to www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov. If a report was made electronically, then nothing else is required.
Does anyone within iRun4Life need to be notified after a report or call is made?
YES – after a report or phone call is made, please notify Judy Wexler at 267-261-4000 or email her at judy@iRun4Life.com.
Does a Mandated Reporter have to give their name and will the name be released?
State law requires that the mandated reporter identify themselves but the name is kept confidential.