Do you suspect child abuse?

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-child-looking-sad-image14846270More than five (5) children die each day from abuse or neglect. Here in the United States, if you suspect a child is being sexually or physically abused, or neglected, follow the 7-Steps to Child Abuse OR IMMEDIATELY contact one of the following resources:

  • Your local law enforcement agency or dial 911
  • The National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
  • Your local Department of Child Services or Child Protective Services Agency

Your prompt, responsible action could save a child’s life.

***Please note: contact information for countries other than the United States was obtained via the Internet. If you discover this information is inaccurate or have contact details for a country not currently listed below, please contact Ginger in the “comment” box at the bottom of this page with the correct information. Thank you!

For many countries…

Austria

Australia

  • Queensland: 1800 177 135 or (07) 3235 9999; or for emergencies, dial 000
  • Southern Australia: child abuse report line (CARL) on 131 478
  • Western Australia:  Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the police on 131 444
  • Contact information from the Australian Institute of Family Studies:
    • Australian Capital Territory: 1300 556 729
    • New South Wales: 132 111 (TTY 1800 212 936) for the cost of a local call; mandatory reporters call the Child Protection Helpline on 133 627.
    • Northern Territory:  1800 700 250
    • Queensland:
      • South East: 1300 679 849
      • South West: 1300 683 390
      • Far North QLD: 1300 684 062
      • North QLD: 1300 706 147
      • North Coast: 1300 703 921
      • Brisbane: 1300 682 254
      • Central QLD: 1300 703 762
      • After hours (all areas): 1800 177 135
      • If you aren’t sure who to call, or for assistance to locate your nearest child safety service centre call Child Safety Services’ Enquiries Unit on: 1800 811 810
    • South Australia: 131 478
    • Tasmania: 1300 737 639
    • Victoria:
      • Metropolitan
        • Eastern: 1300 360 391
        • Southern: 1300 655 795
        • North & West: 1300 664 977               
      • Rural
        • Barwon S/West: 1800 075 99
        • Gippsland: 1800 020 202
        • Grampians: 1800 000 551
        • Hume: 1800 650 227
        • Loddon Mallee: 1800 675 598
      • All regions after hours: 131 278
    • Western Australia:
      • (08) 9222 2555 or 1800 622 258
      • After hours: (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008
      • If you are a mandatory reporter:  1800 708 704 (24 hours); Fax: 1800 610 614

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

France

Germany

Iceland

India

Saudi Arabia:

South Africa

Spain:

  • Fundacion ANAR: call 900 20 20 10 (from anywhere in Spain) or  116 111  (from the Autonomous Communities of Aragon, Asturias, Baleares, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Navarra, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Ceuta and Melilla)

United Kingdom

2 thoughts on “Do you suspect child abuse?

    1. Gertrude,

      Thank YOU for your kind note! Sorry for my delayed reply to your initial post — I totally lost it in my email. My apologies!

      Thanks again for your support and kind words — I deeply appreciate you taking the time to write me.

      Best,
      Ginger

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