Risk Management & Insurance

Minors on Campus

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CANRA, the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, (CANRA, CA Penal Code § 11164-11174), requires employers to identify “Mandated Reporters”. Mandated reporters are individuals who are required to report to law enforcement or social service agencies child abuse or neglect that they observe or suspect. The Act requires employers to obtain from such employees, as a condition of their employment, a signed statement, the Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse, acknowledging that they understand their status as mandated reporters and their reporting obligations.

On June 13, 2013, UC President Mark Yudof signed the UC Policy on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect with an effective date of July 1, 2013. The policy requires the University to comply with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.

Mandated Reporters

A list of mandated reporter categories can be found at HR_Mandated Reporter Categories. These include, but are not limited to, licensed health-care professionals, employees assigned to campus police departments, child care centers, day camps, K-12 programs, athletic coaches, including graduate assistants, and postsecondary employees and administrators whose duties bring them into regular contact with children, or who supervise such employees or administrators and other areas as applicable.

Campus Compliance with CANRA

UCSB Human Resources asks department to confirm their compliance with CANRA by:

  • Having mandated reporters complete and sign a CANRA Acknowledgement Form acknowledging their status as mandated reporters and their reporting obligations under CANRA.
  • Maintaining a List of Mandated Reporters with Signed Certifications Report on which departments can track employees who are mandated reporters from whom they have obtained a signed CANRA Acknowledgement Form.
  • Determining when training on the subject of child abuse, neglect identification and reporting, and the obligations of mandated reporters under the Act is necessary for employees who are mandated reporters.

Additional Information

For more information, go to HR_Mandated Reporter, or call or email:

For non-academic employees:
Melinda Crawford
Human Resources
tel. 805.893.5781

For academic employees:
June Betancourt
Academic Personnel
tel. 805.893.5728

CANRA On-line Training

The University of California hired Praesidium, Inc. to develop and implement an Internet-based training program to teach employees and volunteers how to meet the reporting requirements of CANRA and UC Policy. Praesidium’s training program, Armatus®, is available over the Internet. If your department runs a youth-oriented program and you have employees who may be mandated reporters contact the campus Risk Management office for information about how to register in the Armatus® online training courses.

For more information, call or email:
Ron Betancourt
UCSB Risk Management
tel. 805.893.5837