Any time you suspect child abuse, call the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline:

1-855-503-SAFE (7233)

(See the reporting guide below.)

CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE

1-855-503-SAFE (7233)

If the child is in danger, please call 911 immediately.

Report Child Abuse
When in doubt, call

Any time you suspect abuse, call. Hotline screeners accept voluntary calls from all concerned citizens. Make an immediate report to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline if you are a mandatory reporter (see Oregon Revised Statute 419B.050) and have reasonable cause to believe that:

– Any child with whom you have been in contact has suffered abuse, or

– Any person with whom you have been in contact has abused a child.

How to make a report of child abuse

The Oregon Child Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

When calling, you can choose from the following options:
– Spanish speaking
– Law enforcement
– Mandatory reporter
– General public
– Call back feature

Be prepared to provide the following information (if known):

Name, date of birth or age for all adults and children involved

A description of the abuse, including whether the child has current injuries

Alleged perpetrator’s name, location and access to the child

Whether the child has American Indian or Alaska Native heritage

Telephone numbers, including area code

Any cultural or language considerations, race and ethnicity

Addresses, directions or other means to locate the individuals of concern

Additional information related to family functioning, resources and supports

Detailed observations and statements made by the child or others

If applicable, a description of the child’s disability or any special needs

PROVIDED BY THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, CHILD WELFARE, OREGON CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE.

The Oregon Child Abuse Hotline’s mission is to receive reports of child abuse and provide excellent customer service with equitable and consistent decision making to ensure safety for Oregon’s children.

You can get the guide in other languages, large print, braille or a format you prefer. Contact the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline at 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). We accept all relay calls or you can dial 711.