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To make a child abuse or neglect report, call 1-800-842-2288
(TDD:  1-800-624-5518)
The Department has a single point of contact statewide for the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. The Child Abuse and Neglect Careline operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Anyone who suspects that a child has been abused or neglected or is in danger of abuse or neglect is strongly encouraged to call the Careline.   DCF is Required to tape record all reports to the Careline.
If you as a parent are concerned that your child has been abused or neglected, for example, in a day-care home or center, in school or in any other out-of-home care setting, please call the Careline.
DCF-136 Paperwork (to accompany a DCF oral report)