Reporting Child Abuse
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call our Hotline (1-800-331-1585). The Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline accepts calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Anyone may report an incident of known or suspected child abuse or neglect. We will listen to your concerns and make note of any details that you can provide about the child and family that will help us in our investigation.
If what you report indicates the need for an in-person investigation, our Emergency Response social workers will investigate the situation and determine the best course of action, often with the help of family members and community-based organizations.
If you are unsure about making a report, you may call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline and discuss your concerns with our trained staff. The identity of anyone making a report is always kept confidential. Because of your call, the child and the child’s family may receive services that will fulfill their needs and protect the child’s well-being.
See the Child Abuse Hotline tab to make a report of abuse or neglect. For more information, see the Resources tab.