Online 51A Mandated Reporter Training

As of January 1, 2010, mandated reporters who are professionally licensed by the Commonwealth are required to complete a training to recognize and report suspected child abuse and neglect.

The Middlesex Children’s Advocacy Center, in collaboration with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, recently launched the state’s first Online 51A Mandated Reporter Training. The program is designed to help mandated reporters who work in Middlesex County and who work with children who reside in Middlesex County: understand their legal obligations as mandated reporters; recognize possible signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect; know how to respond to a child who discloses abuse; know how to file a 51A Report; and understand what happens after a 51A Report is filed.