Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting – ONLINE



The first child protection law in Pennsylvania was enacted in 1967. The intention of this law was to allow county child welfare agencies the ability to investigate reports of child abuse made by physicians. In 1975, the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) was passed that established the Child Abuse Hotline and Central Registry. The purpose of these laws was to encourage the reporting of suspected child abuse and to formally establish in each county a Child Protective Services that was able to investigate suspected cases of child abuse.