What should I do if a child is in immediate danger?
Who should report suspected child abuse?
Everyone – next-door neighbors, relatives, friends, teachers, Sunday school teachers, etc.
When should I report suspected abuse?
Whenever you think that abuse or neglect may be happening to a child, please call 1-800-442-4918.
Do I have to give my name?
No. You can remain anonymous if you wish. However, it is helpful to have your name and the telephone number in case additional information is needed.
How can I help?
Be a friend to both the parent and the child. Offer to run an errand, baby-sit or just be available to listen. Suggest community organizations that might be able to help the family. Get involved with Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County.
Where Can I get more information about reporting child abuse?
Please visit the California Riverside County Department of Public Social Services website at: http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/ChildProtectiveServices.aspx#Reporting
To report child abuse, call 1-800-442-4918.
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