Reporting Child Abuse - Rhode Island
Under Rhode Island law, any person who knows of or suspects child abuse or sexual abuse of a child is required to report such abuse within twenty-four hours to the department of children, youth and families.
Abuse is defined to include physical, mental and sexual abuse as well as neglect.
To access the entire child abuse chapter in the official Rhode Island Code online, follow:
To access the specific sections summarized above in the official Rhode Island Code online, including any relevant definitions, follow:
Child Abuse Hotline:
1 -800- RI-CHILD