Reporting Child Abuse in Vermont

If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-649-5285 to report it —24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Vermont's 24-hour Child Protection Line makes it easy for you to share your concerns about a child's safety with a trained social worker.

If a child is in immediate danger, dial 911 or your local police first. Then, call us to make a report.


Who can make a report?

We encourage all Vermonters to call the Child Protection Line to report their concerns about children’s safety. Certain people, called mandated reporters, are legally required to report any suspected child abuse and neglect to us within 24 hours.

Click here if you are a mandated reporter.


Reporting Tip

Before you call, try to have as much information on hand as possible (e.g., the child’s name, date of birth, home address, school or child care provider, and parents’ names).

Your call could protect a child, get help for a family, and even save a child’s life!


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