Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training

ACT 126: Mandated Reporter Training

In response to high profile child abuse cases, the Pennsylvania General Assembly made significant amendments to the Child Protective Services Law. All school employees, including contracted substitute teachers and independent contractors of school entities, must now receive Mandated Reporter training every five (5) years. There are three parts to the training.

Part 1:

The first part of this training reviews recognition of the signs of abuse, which is defined as conduct that falls within the purview
and reporting requirements under the Child Protective Services Law.

Part 2:

Reporting requirements for suspected abuse and sexual misconduct in the Commonwealth,
including those set forth in the Child Protective Services Act and the Educator Discipline Act

School District of Philadelphia Policy

The third part of the training covers School entity’s policies related to reporting of suspected abuse and sexual misconduct; and
maintenance of professional and appropriate relationships with students.

All Act 126 Training needs to be done in Cornerstone, which will track completion and handle renewal notifications.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation. Keep in mind that this is a State of Pennsylvania mandated requirement and a condition of employment. Questions should be sent to