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CANRA Mandated Reporters

The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (“CANRA”), codified at California Penal Code Sections 11164-11174.3, and University of California Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Policy require campuses to identify, obtain acknowledgements from, and train Mandated Reporters regarding the reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect.

This page outlines the following processes: 

  • Identification of Mandated Reporters
  • Notification to Individuals who are Mandated Reporters
  • Required Training and Education of Mandated Reporters

Identification of Mandated Reporters

The California Child Abuse and Neglect Act (CANRA) requires UC San Diego to identify “Mandated Reporters” and secure, as a condition of employment, acknowledgment of their status, and reporting obligations.

Mandated Reporters are required to report observed or suspected child abuse or neglect to designated law enforcement or social service agencies and secure, as a condition of employment, acknowledgment of their status, and reporting obligations.

Frequently asked questions and a chart listing categories of employees deemed mandated reporters are found in UC CANRA Policy, Appendix A.

The CANRA Decision Tree is a resource to assist in determining Mandated Reporter designation. If any of the following apply, then a position at the University will be designated as a mandated reporter per UC CANRA Policy:

  • Healthcare Professional (UC San Diego Campus employees)
  • Contact with children on a regular basis or supervises a position in contact with children on a regular basis either on or off-campus
  • Supervising minor employees
  • Athletic coach, including, but not limited to, an assistant coach or a graduate assistant involved in coaching
  • Law Enforcement and Public Safety Professionals
  • Human Resources employees (including academic personnel staff or other employees) who are charged with handling discrimination, harassment, retaliation, etc. complaints
  • Day care worker
  • Positions designated as mandated reporters due to their licensure or profession

Notification to Individuals who are Mandated Reporters

Employees are notified of their CANRA Mandated Reporter Status via e-mail at the time they are sent the CANRA Acknowledgment Form is available via the ONBOARDING Solution.

Follow these steps to initiate a “CANRA Mandated Reporter Acknowledgment Form”

  • Log into the ONBOARDING Solution Tool via: Blink > Business Tools > Onboarding
  • Navigate to additional forms and click on “CANRA Acknowledgment Form”

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  • Search for an employee or contingent worker to initiate the CANRA Mandated Reporter Acknowledgment Form.
  • The employee will receive an e-mail notification that contains a link to sign the form (see example)
  • Once the form is completed by the employee it will be automatically routed to campus Human Resources and be retained in I-Docs, as part of the employee's file.  

Required Training and Education of Mandated Reporters

Training will be automatically assigned via the LMS for forms initiated via the ONBOARDING Solution.