Child Abuse

Do You Suspect Child Abuse or Maltreatment?

Report it Now!

  • If you believe that a child is in immediate danger: 911 or local police department
  • Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call TDD/TTY: 1-800-638-5163
  • If you have a Video Relay System: 1-800-342-3720
  • Mandated Reporters in NYS: 1-800-635-1522

Need Help? Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) 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. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

For additional information: NYS Office of Children and Family Services

(Updated 8/6/2020)