MiraCosta College - Minors On Campus - Reporting Child Abuse

Minors On Campus - Reporting Child Abuse

During any given term there are approximately 800 minor students enrolled at MiraCosta College.  Therefore, the most important issue that faculty and staff must understand is their responsibility as mandated reporters of suspected child abuse. 

The law requires that all mandated reporters read and understand Penal Codes 11165.7, 11166, 11167 and 11172 which stipulate that mandated reporters understand the following:

Faculty and staff must sign a statement that they have received and have knowledge of the above Penal Codes.

Why Is This Important To Faculty?

Types of Child Abuse

There are four types of child abuse:

1. Sexual Abuse

2. Neglect


3. Willful harming or injuring of a student/child or the endangering of the person or health of a student/child

4. Unlawful corporal punishment or injury of a student/child

Potential Signs of Child Abuse

The student:

When To Make a Report of Suspected Child Abuse

When you have:

Online Resources

Much of the following resources are geared to K-12 and may not apply to a community college setting.  However, the basic premise is the same: