Making a Report & Resources

Reporting Child Abuse:

If you suspect a child may be abused, please call 1-800-932-0313 — Pennsylvania’s state child abuse reporting hotline. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, please call 911 to enlist the assistance of police.

Resources in PA:

  • Department of Public Welfare:
    To learn more about the state’s child abuse reporting hotline — ChildLine — travel to the Department of Public Welfare’s website.
  • Department of Education:
    To learn more about Act 126 of 2012 which requires that school entities (along with school employees or contractors) receive training in recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse as well as sexual misconduct, the PA Department of Education has compiled an Act 126 approved providers list, which can be found here.
  • EPIC-Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN):
    a program of the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Look Out for Child Abuse:
    a collaborative of the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Department of Humanities and the Center on Children and the Law of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  • PA Coalition Against Rape:
  • PA Family Support Alliance:

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