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Child Protection: Child Abuse

What to Do if You Suspect A Child Is Being Abused or Neglected

  1. IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. They can ensure the immediate safety of a child and get medical attention if needed.

  2. Call your state or local child abuse hotline. Click here to find your state child welfare agency.

  3. If you are unsure how to report, contact Childhelp USA® National Child Abuse Hotline by telephone at 1-800-4-A-CHILD® or through their website for information about how to report in your community.
Remember:
Suspicion of abuse is all that is necessary to file a report

Your information can be given anonymously

You will be asked to describe your concerns about the child and it will be helpful if you can provide: the child's name, age, address, gender, school attended (if possible), and names of parents.
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