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Anyone concerned about possible child abuse or neglect can report it safely by contacting professionally-trained organizations that can provide effective protection and high-quality care.
Do You Have Reason to Believe a Child Is Being Abused or Neglected?
If you suspect a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected, or is at risk for abuse or neglect, you should make a report to DHHR’s Centralized Intake by calling 1-800-352-6513, and contact your local law enforcement agency.
If this is an emergency, please call 911.
Learn to Recognize the Signs of Child Abuse
Changes in eating habits and school performance are some of the more common indicators of child abuse, but did you know there are 10 different signs? Do you know how to react if a child tells you about their abuse?Download Our Guide
If you are an adult survivor of abuse and need support, call us at (304) 425-2710. You can also contact the RAINN hotline at 800-656-HOPE.