Mandated Reporting

  • Mandated reporters are required to report suspected child maltreatment immediately when they have “reasonable cause to believe” that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be an abused or neglected child. (325 ILCS 5/4)


    This is done by calling the DCFS Hotline at 1-800-252-2873 or 1-800-25ABUSE.


    Visit the Department of Child and Family Services website for more information.