Report Child Abuse
If you believe a child is being abused or maltreated, you can help by making a call to the New York State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, otherwise known as the Child Abuse Hotline. When making the call to the Child Abuse Hotline you will be connected with a child abuse expert who will walk you through the process of reporting. They will ask you a series of questions including the child’s name, date of birth, address, the child’s injuries, and relationship of the alleged offender to the child.
The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you suspect a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
New York State Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
New York State Mandated Reporter Hotline: 1-800-635-1522
See Something, Say Something
It's your responsibility to keep kids safe and to report abuse.
Who is a Mandated Reporter?
Mandated reporters are all those who have a role in protecting children including: teachers, social workers, bus drivers, doctors, nurses, counselors and those who work in youth-serving organizations.
You may be the one person to make a difference.
If you have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is unsafe—make a report. Your information remains confidential. Anyone making a report in good faith is protected against civil/criminal penalty or adverse employment action. When you make a report, you do not need proof. Afterwards, a group of specially trained professionals will provide support and services to the child and family.
To report: Call the NY State Child Abuse Hotline (24-hours/7 days a week) at 1-800-342-3720.
If a child is in immediate danger call 911.
Comprehensive Guides for all NY State Adults & Mandated Reporters
ADULT INFORMATION SHEET
MANDATED REPORTER INFORMATION SHEET
NYSCA offers Adult Information Sheets and Mandated Reporter Information Sheets, both shown above. Each sheet is 8.5" wide x 11" deep, 2-sided with the information in English and the same information in Spanish on the other side.
The information sheets are FREE to NYSCA CAC/MDT members in good standing.
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