Report Child Abuse in Vermont

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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.

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


Who can make a report?

All Vermonters are encouraged to report their concerns about children’s safety.  Mandated reporters are legally required to report any suspected child abuse and neglect to us within 24 hours.


What do I need to make a report?

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) before you call.



Protecting children is everyone's business! Your report could protect a child, get help for a family, and even save a child’s life!

Family Services Division (FSD)

Interim Deputy Commissioner Karen Shea
DCF - Family Services Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1030
Phone:(802) 241-2131

http://dcf.vermont.gov/fsd