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Report Child Abuse in Vermont

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, 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. Some people, called mandated reporters, are legally required by law to report any suspected child abuse and neglect.

How To Make A Report

  1. Call 1-800-649-5285 — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We accept relay calls.
  2. Try to gather as much information as possible before you call. This includes the child’s name, date of birth, home address, school or child care provider as well as the names of the parents or guardians.
  3. A social worker will question you and record the information you provide.

What Happens Next

Learn what happens to the reports we receive.

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