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individual concerned for a child can report abuse or neglect!
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 the Division of
Family Services by calling 1-800-292-9582.
phones are answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by Division of
Family Services' staff. Persons making reports to DFS are not
required to give their names.
Code Title 16, Chapter 903 requires that health care
professionals, mental health professional, social work
professionals, education/child care professionals, law enforcement
professionals, and any other persons are mandated to report, when
they know or in good faith suspect, child abuse, neglect, or