Child Abuse

During times of isolation, children who may be abused or neglected are hidden and those people who might be able to help are not part of their daily lives. Kids rely on adults to protect them and during this time, it is more important than ever to speak up if you suspect a child is being neglected or abused. Child abuse happens every day. Anyone can report it and stop it.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

To report suspected abuse or neglect call the DCYF Child Protective Services hotline at 800-RI-CHILD. All Rhode Islanders are mandated reporters by law. This means any person who has reasonable cause to know or suspect any child has been abused or neglected or is a victim of sexual abuse by another child, must report this information to the DCYF within twenty-four (24) hours. Anonymous reports are accepted from anyone.

Please call (401-467-6855) or visit Parent Support Network of Rhode Island for more information. Click here for information on how to recognize and report child abuse.