Welcome to the online Mandated Reporter Resource Center. Funding for this site is provided by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services - External link opens new window (OCFS). Through a contractual agreement with the Center for the Development of Human Services/Institute for Community Health Promotion/SUNY Buffalo State - External link opens new window (CDHS/ICHP/SUNY Buffalo State), training is available for all mandated reporters in New York State at no cost to participant.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the New York Statewide Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR), where mandated reporters are required to report suspected child abuse and maltreatment. This training provides every New York State Mandated Reporter with the knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • Effectively report child abuse or maltreatment/neglect to the New York Statewide Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • Evaluate situations to determine whether there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment
  • Identify the physical and behavioral indicators commonly associated with child abuse and maltreatment

Our child welfare experts and professional trainers from the Child Welfare/Child Protective Services Training Institute of CDHS/ICHP/SUNY Buffalo State developed this training. CDHS/ICHP/SUNY Buffalo State is a New York State Education Department approved provider of this training.

Note: Mandated Reporters who require licensure or certification through the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) are required to take mandated reporter training from a trainer who has been approved by the New York State Education Department. For more information, please go to: www.op.nysed.gov - External link opens new window or contact the New York State Education Department at .