Reporting Child abuse

As adults, it’s our responsibility to protect the kids in our lives.

If you have reason to believe a child is being abused or neglected, don’t hesitate to report it.

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Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Unsure if what you’re seeing is abuse or neglect? These resources can help you understand what signs or behaviors might indicate that abuse is occurring.

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect  

Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse  

Responding to a Child that Tells You She/He is Being Abused  

If you’re still not sure what to do, you can call 1-888-772-7227 to speak with a counselor who can answer your questions and help you feel more confident in your decision.

How to Report

Mandated and permissive reporters can report child abuse in the following ways:

PA Residents

Call ChildLine: 1-800-932-0313

Mandated Reporters can report electronically as well here.  

Other US Residents

Find information for reporting abuse in your state here.  

Not Sure Which Type of Reporter You Are?

Lean more here.

Mandated Reporter  

Permissive Reporter  


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