24-hour help

Call 911 if you or the person you are reporting is in immediate danger.

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437 (KIDS) to get help if you, or children you know, are being neglected, abused or sexually exploited. If you believe a child is at risk, you must report it. Help is available in multiple languages 24/7.

Child abuse, neglect and exploitation have many different warning signs. Learn to recognize them.


For children and youth

Children have rights – booklet for children 11 years old and younger

Youth have rights! – booklet for children 12 years old and up

Personal information help card (PDF, 43 KB) – helpline business card for youth at risk of sexual exploitation

For parents and guardians

Child Intervention: What do you need to know? – fact sheet

Child Intervention: Reporting a concern – fact sheet

Child Intervention: What does a report mean for your family? – fact sheet

Child Intervention: What is a safety assessment? – fact sheet

Child Intervention: Parental rights and responsibilities – fact sheet

Child Intervention: Dispute Resolution – fact sheet

Child Intervention: Legislation – fact sheet

Sexual exploitation – What every parent needs to know (PDF, 2.4 MB) – brochure

For professionals

Protection of sexually exploited children (PDF, 5.3 MB) – brochure

For those seeking information about the publication ban

Information on the publication ban and protecting the privacy of children receiving child intervention services – fact sheet

Information on the publication ban and protecting the privacy of deceased children – fact sheet

Community resources

There are a wide variety of resources available through community organizations. Ask your caseworker or other agency workers to recommend ones that are right for you.

Online training

Know More Than Your Kids Internet Savvy Training – for parents and guardians



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Connect with the Child Abuse Hotline:

Hours: 24/7 all year
Toll free: 1-800-387-5437 (KIDS)

To get assistance in your area during business hours:

Children's Services offices