Report abuse

Anyone can make a confidential report of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Be prepared to provide the child’s name, address, approximate age, and situation.

Call 9-1-1 if a child is in immediate danger.

Call the FCS Hotline (800) 856-5553, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you suspect a child is being harmed.

Submit Suspected Child Abuse Report (BCIA 8572) within 36 hours of the verbal report if you are a Mandated Reporter. See Mandated Reporter details.  

Identify abuse:  Recognize the different types of child including physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 

24-hour emergency & crisis assistance

Talk lines and in-person support are available to parents, foster families, and caregivers of youth in crisis. See Family Services for resources. 

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