Changes to Georgia’s Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting
House Bill 1176 (HB 1176) is the result of the efforts of the Criminal Justice Reform Commission. The bill passed through the Georgia General Assembly on March 29, 2012. One particular section of the bill is relevant to child welfare because it clarifies and expands the scope of O.C.G.A. § 19-5-7, which is Georgia’s law that mandates that certain professionals report suspected child abuse. These changes will take effect on July 1, 2012. School volunteers are now mandatory reporters.
It is required that all school volunteers view the training below. After you have completed the training, you will be required to sign a form stating that you are aware of your responsibility. Please bring a completed form with you and give it to the classroom teacher (elementary campus) or Ms.Santina Cambor (middle campus). If you are unable to bring the form with you, blank ones will be kept with Ms.Leigh Hicks (elementary campus) and Ms.Santina Cambor (middle campus). If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact a school administrator or counselor. Thank you!