According to the Campus Administrative Manual, University Personnel who have reasonable cause to believe that a minor known to them in their professional or official University capacity may be an abused or neglected child must immediately make a report to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) (1-800-25ABUSE) (1-800-252-2873). In addition to making a verbal report to DCFS, the reporting party must follow any additional directions given by DCFS to complete the report. Non-personnel Members of the University Community are encouraged to make a report. In addition, Members of the University Community shall report suspected child abuse or neglect to the University of Illinois Police Department (1-217-333-1216).
A statement regarding mandatory reporting responsibilities should be included in consent documents, please review Informed Consent template language for details.