As a mandated reporter, calling the child abuse hotline can be a frightening first time experience. I was nervous the first time around, but got over it quickly to help the child and the family. Anyone can make an abuse call but certain write my college paper professions are mandated. In Illinois these professions include mine, which is school and Child Care Personnel, Medical Personnel, Law Enforcement Personnel and certain state agency’s personnel. Check DCFS’s FAQ for a complete list.