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Mandated Reporter Resources

By California Penal Code Section 11164-11174,3, certain professions are legally obligated to report suspicions that a child is being abused, neglected or endangered to the Sonoma County Child Protection Hotline.

How To Report

  1. Call the Child Protection Hotline 24/7 to make the verbal report: (707) 565-4304 or (800) 870-7064.

  2. Within 36 hours, file a written report. Complete the California Suspected Child Abuse form (SS 8572) online. Click here to see the state guidelines for completing Form SS 8572. You can save the document, then email the form, or download the form, print and fax.

  3. Email the confidential completed form to FYCSCAR@schsd.org, or fax the printed form to (707) 565-4324.

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Free Mandated Reporter Training

Ensure that the Mandated Reporters you work with are trained on how to identify and report suspected child abuse and neglect. Suggest an on-site group training for your team. Click here for details or contact:

Family, Youth and Children's Division Community Outreach Program

(707) 565-4351 or FYCMandatedReporter@schsd.org

Tools to Help Families in Crisis

Training Materials


Email FYCMandatedReporter@schsd.org with your name and mailing address to request these or other prevention materials.

Contact Information

Family, Youth and Children's Services
Human Services Department

In-person Lobby Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Child Protection Hotline 24/7:
(707) 565-4304

Contact us by Phone
1202 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Child Protection 24/7 Hotline

(707) 565-4304 / (800) 870-7064

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Your call makes a difference. Report concerns of abuse or neglect 24/7.