Mandated & Voluntary Reporters
Anyone can make a report. MN Statute 626.556 subdivision 3 identifies certain professionals that must report to child protection when child abuse or neglect is suspected. All reports must be made orally and followed by a written report within 72 hours.
What is a Mandated Reporter?
You are a mandated reporter if you are a professional or professional's delegate who is engaged in the practice of:
- Child care
- Correctional supervision
- Healing arts
- Hospital administration
- Law enforcement
- Member of the clergy and received the information while engaged in ministerial duties, provided that a member of the clergy is not required by this subdivision to report information that is otherwise privileged under section MN Statute 595.02, subdivision 1, paragraph (c).
- Probation and correctional services
- Psychological or psychiatric treatment
- Social services
How To Make A Report
- Call the Child Protection Social Worker on Intake, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 763-689-1711 immediately.
- Complete the Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Report Form (PDF) within 72 hours of your oral report.
- Outside of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., please contact Isanti County Sheriff's Department at 763-689-2141.
Outcome of Report
Persons mandated to report suspected child abuse or neglect will receive a letter regarding the disposition of the report. Voluntary reporters can request to be notified of the disposition of their reports. Information will be provided to any reporter unless it is detrimental to the best interests of the child.
When acting in good faith as a mandated or voluntary reporter, the reporter is immune from civil or criminal liability. Mandated reporters are also immune from retaliation from an employer.