Everyone has a responsibility to report child abuse or neglect. State law requires any person who has a reason to believe that a child has been abused or neglected to report their concerns to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at:
Your contact with the hotline is confidential and will not be shared with the family. You may be contacted by a Child and Family Services Specialist during the investigation, however, you may request to remain anonymous.
For more information please reach out to DHHS at
Unreasonable use of confinement
The concerns you have
Safety Assessment- the worker needs to determine whether the children are SAFE in the family home. The worker will consider several things to determine if the household is safe:
Risk Assessment- the worker needs to determine the level of risk there is to the family and will look at the following information:
Alleged perpetrators of child abuse and neglect have the right to: