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Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act: Mandated Reporters

Community members have an important role in protecting children (anyone under the age of 18) from abuse and neglect. The California Community College Chancellor’s Office has determined that all faculty and most classified employees are mandated reporters of child abuse. If you reasonably suspect a child is suffering abuse, you are required to report the abuse to law enforcement and/or Child Protective Services.


24 Hour Child Protective Services (CPS) Child Protective Services are mandated by Federal and State Law to investigate and respond to all allegations of suspected child abuse and neglect.

  • Reports of abuse and neglect can be reported to these hotlines:
    • 1 (877) 505-3299 or (831) 454-2273
  • In addition to calling the hotline, Mandated Reporters must complete the Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) provided below:
  • Reports of child abuse are to be called into the hotline. In addition to calling the hotline, Mandated Reporters must fax reports of child abuse to CPS at (831) 454-4717.
  • Santa Cruz County Sherriff’s Department, Cabrillo Division
    • Dispatch (Non-Emergency): (831) 471-1121
    • Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Watsonville Police Department
    • (Non-Emergency): (831) 471-1151
    • Emergency: 9-1-1


Internal Reporting: State law does not require a mandated reporter to notify College administration of a report. The district encourages employees who file a report to notify College administration for purposes of awareness and expediting CPS investigations.



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Friday: Closed

Phone 831.479.6217
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