Reporting Child Abuse, Call 800-932-0313 (TDD: 866-872-1677)
The ChildLine and Abuse Registry Intake Unit (800-932-0313) is available 24 hours to receive reports of suspected child abuse. Professionals who come into contact with children are required to report when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child under the care, supervision, guidance or training of that person or of their agency, institution or organization is an abused child. In addition, any person may report suspected abuse, even if the individual wishes to remain anonymous.
Each call is answered by a trained intake specialist who will interview the caller to determine the most appropriate course of action. Actions include forwarding a report to a county agency for investigation as child abuse or general protective services, forwarding a report directly to law enforcement officials or refer the caller to local social services (such as counseling, financial aid. And legal services).
If you have any concerns or questions about how your call was handled, please contact one of our Intake Managers or the Director at 717-783-1964.