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.
Don't abandon your baby. Any parent or person with lawful custody can safely and confidentially surrender a baby without fear of prosecution, within 72 hours of the child's birth.
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.