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PennWest Edinboro is committed to promoting the safety and security of all children who participate in programs sponsored by and/or held on campus.
As part of PennWest Edinboro's ongoing efforts to protect minors while they are on our campus, all authorized adults or program staff working with minors are required to be trained on policies and issues related to minor safety and security.
More information is available in PennWest Edinboro's Protection of Minors Policy Handbook.
Mandated reporters must immediately make an oral report of suspected child abuse to
the Department of Human Services (DHS) by calling 1-800-932-0313, or a written report
to DHS using electronic technologies when available here. If an oral report is made, a written report shall also be made within 48 hours to
DHS or the county agency assigned to the case as prescribed by DHS. Immediately following
the report to DHS, the mandatory reporter must notify the Director for Human Resources
and Faculty Relations or the Vice President for Student Affairs, who will assume responsibility
for facilitating the University's cooperation with the investigation of the report.
More than one report of the suspected abuse is not required.
To educate both regular and student employees on their responsibilities under Title 23, the Office of Social Equity provides educational programs on how to recognize child abuse, detect child predators, and how to report suspected abuse. The program is designed to provide individuals with an understanding of PennWest Edinboro's responsibilities under Title 23 and how these matters are addressed.
For information about Title 23 Education and Training, contact:
Title IX Coordinator
Recognizing Child Abuse Child abuse is not always easy to identify. It is important to recognize the warning signs of abuse and neglect in order to protect the victims from further abuse.
Frequently Asked Questions Are you a mandated reporter? Are you protected from civil and criminal liability
if you make a report of suspected abuse? Find the answers to these questions at KeepKidsSafe.PA.gov.