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Child Abuse hotline numbers

Postby Ada » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:41 pm

If you are a child or young adult
You can call one of these numbers. Just find the one for your country. The person you speak to will help you sort out your problem, and they won't tell anyone unless you want them to.

If you are an adult
There are some links for reporting in a few countries here.
You can also call your local police. Or do a websearch for the name of your country or state and "child abuse".

Making your voice heard when reporting child abuse
Quoted from http://www.helpguide.org/mental/child_a ... eglect.htm And read there for LOTS more information and help.

Reporting child abuse can bring up a lot of difficult emotions and uncertainty. You may ask yourself if you're doing the right thing, or question if your voice will even be heard. Here are some tips for communicating effectively in difficult situations:

  • Try to be as specific as you can. For example, instead of saying, "The parents are not dressing their children right," say something like, "I saw the child running outside three times last week in subzero weather without a jacket or hat. I saw him shivering and uncomfortable. He seemed to want to come inside." However, remember that it is not your job to "prove" abuse or neglect. If suspicions are all you have, you should report those as well.
  • Understand that you may not learn of the outcome. Due to confidentiality laws in the U.S., unless you are a mandated reporter in an official capacity, you probably won't be updated by Child Protective Services (CPS) about the results of their investigation. The family may not broadcast that they have been mandated services, either—but that doesn't mean they are not receiving them.
  • If you see future incidences, continue to call and report them. Each child abuse report is a snapshot of what is going on in the family. The more information that you can provide, the better the chance of getting the best care for the child.
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