What should I do if I suspect a child is being abused?

If you suspect that your child or another child is being abused, report it to the proper authorities. When reporting child abuse to the appropriate authorities, it is important to have the following information
  • what happened
  • when it happened
  • where it happened
  • who did it
  • their relationship to the child
You will be asked for some identifying information such as your name, address, where you work and how the child disclosed. All of your identifying information will be kept confidential.

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