What do I do if I suspect that a child is being abused? Often people want to reach out to a child, but are unsure of what to do. Your report can help open doors to supportive, protective services for the child and their family...you may even save a life. Remember, you need only suspect that abuse or neglect is occurring; physical proof or other forms of validation are not required.
Who do I call to make a report? Call your local children services agency or local law enforcement agency to make a report about the suspected abuse. In Warren County, Warren County Children Services can be contacted Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30 pm at (513)695-1546. During evenings, weekends, and holidays, call (513)695-1600. In the event of an immediate emergency, call 911.
What information do I need to make a report?
The name and address of the child you suspect is being abused or neglected
The age of the child
The name and address of the parents, caretakers, or custodians
If known, number of other children in the home and approximate ages
The reason you suspect the child is being abused or neglected
If known, the name of the person you suspect is abusing or neglecting the child
Any other information which may be helpful to the investigation
Your name, if you want to give it. You may report anonymously, but are encouraged to give your name
Child Advocacy Center of Warren County | 320 East Silver St. | Lebanon | Ohio | 45036
Phone: 513.695.3100 | Fax: 513.695.3120