REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

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REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Don’t wait until you can “prove” child abuse — make your report whenever your worries about the safety of a child turn into suspicions that the child is being abused or neglected. Before you call, organized your facts (times, names, places, specific suspicions of abuse or neglect, and other details.) If the abuse is happening right now, call now — the longer you wait, the more likely the evidence will disappear.


The source online for reporting is the US Department of Health and Human Services, in their Children’s Bureau listing on the Web. You can also check the first pages of your local phone book for emergency numbers to report child abuse. Or, you can call
Childhelp® USA
National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD®
(1-800-422-4453)
TDD: 1-800-2-A-CHILD


Click on the picture below to find your state’s Child Abuse Hotline.

 

 


Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect



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