In Pennsylvania


In Other States

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4456)

Reporting Child Abuse And Neglect

How do you report child abuse or neglect in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare's ChildLine - 1-800-932-0313 - accepts calls from the public and from professional sources 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Any person may report suspected abuse, you can remain anonymous.

ChildLine provides information, counseling, and referral services for families and children to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children of Pennsylvania. Each call is answered by a trained intake specialist who will interview the caller to determine the most appropriate course of action.

How do you report child abuse or neglect in other states?

To report child abuse or neglect in states other than Pennsylvania, call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD- (1-800-422-4453)

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages.