If a child is in immediate danger, call 911
New York State Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
Trafficking & Exploitation Hotline: 1-315-218-1966
New York State Mandated Reporter Hotline 800-635-1522
Children’s lives depend on your courage. If you suspect a child is being abused make a call to the New York State Child Abuse Hotline. Someone will answer your call 24 hours a day. The information you provide is confidential and you will remain anonymous.
When you call the Child Abuse Hotline to report suspected abuse, you will speak with a child abuse expert who will walk you through the reporting process. You will be encouraged to leave your name and telephone number; all sources of a child abuse report remain confidential.
The child abuse expert will ask you a series of questions about your suspicion of child abuse. It is helpful to have some basic information such as the name, date of birth, address and phone number of the child you are concerned about.
If appropriate, the child abuse expert will register the call in the State Central Register. This prompts an official investigation by Child Protective Services.