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Reporting Child Abuse - National Level

NATIONWIDE REPORTING INFORMATION

Nationally, there are excellent resources on reporting child abuse available at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s website:

http://www.childwelfare.gov/responding/reporting.cfm

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s website also contains a list of child abuse reporting telephone numbers for each state and includes links to each state’s child welfare agency website.

http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/reslist/rl_dsp.cfm?rs_id=5&rate_chno=W-00082

These links provide access to the U.S. Department of Health web pages on mandatory reporting across all 50 states:

http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/manda.cfm
http://www.childwelfare.gov/responding/mandated.cfm

Below is a link from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on how to report suspected child abuse:

http://www.childwelfare.gov/responding/how.cfm

There is a national child abuse reporting hotline, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with crisis counselors and a nationwide database of emergency, social service and support resources to help and guide any person deciding whether or not to make a report of child abuse:

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD
(1-800-422-4453)