Report Child Abuse or Neglect
Arizona Child Abuse Hotline
A report of suspected child abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment is a responsible attempt to protect a child. Arizona law requires certain persons who suspect that a child has received non-accidental injury or has been neglected to report their concerns to DCS or local law enforcement (ARS §13-3620.A). YOU may be a child’s only advocate at the time you report the possibility of abuse or neglect. Children often tell a person with whom they feel safe about abuse or neglect. If a child tells you of such experiences, act to protect that child by calling the toll free Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445). To learn more about Mandated Reporting, select “Who must report?” from the following list.
- What is child abuse and neglect?
- Who must report?
- When to report?
- How is abuse reported?
- What happens when abuse/neglect is reported?
- The investigation outcome.