Child Abuse Referral

Is an online referral appropriate?

It may take up to 24 hours to process reports of abuse and neglect made through the web-based internet reporting process. If you believe the allegation of abuse/neglect you are reporting requires action in less than 24 hours, please contact The Department of Children's Services Child Abuse Hotline at 1-877-237-0004 or 1-877-54ABUSE (1-877-542-2873).

Also contact the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-877-237-0004 or 1-877-54ABUSE (1-877-542-2873) for the following situations:

  • The situation you are reporting is an abuse/neglect emergency
  • You have insufficient data to complete the required information on the report