From the essay it is clear that within the US, almost all state governments have established statutes to ensure that child abuse cases are reported in seeking to manage the process. There are professional groups and institutions which have been identified and handed the responsibility to legally report incidents of child abuse within the various states. It, therefore, becomes an obligation of the selected organisations to ensure the laws are enforced, through ensuring that all the cases are reported as stipulated within the law. Within the state of California the following state statutes are utilised in the mandatory child abuse reporting. While these has been many debates on the mandatory child reporting since the first enactment of such law in 1963, the current issues are contained in The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)[i] .which was enacted in 1980. It continues to be amended in order to provide specific details like the persons required to report, the procedures and many other elements of the reporting. The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act came into force within the state of California in 1980 and has been amendment to clarify terms and provide better definitions of terms This paper discusses that .legal obligation that is required of the reporting agencies is the ability to support any reported incidents. When an individual completes the mandated report form, and they present a report they should be able to sign as a way of confirming knowledge or understanding the information contained within the context of the report provided.