Crime, law & justice

Report child abuse or neglect

You can report suspected abuse or neglect of children 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (215) 683-6100. Teletypewriter (TTY) services are also available at this number.

You may also call the state hotline at (800) 932-0313. Cases of severe abuse or neglect are investigated within 24 hours.

You may choose whether or not to give your name when reporting. Regardless, your name will never be disclosed to anyone else. This practice is strictly enforced.

Mandatory reporters

In Pennsylvania, anyone who comes into contact with children as part of their professional or volunteer work is required to report abuse or neglect if they suspect it.

To learn more about what constitutes abuse or neglect, see: