Report Child Abuse
Child abuse isn’t just about black eyes. While physical abuse is shocking due to the marks it leaves, not all signs of child abuse are as obvious. Ignoring a child’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, exposing them to sexual situations, or making them feel worthless or stupid are also forms of child abuse and neglect— resulting in trauma and lasting emotional scars.
If you suspect a child is suffering from abuse or neglect, there is help available and it’s important to speak out. By catching the problem as early as possible, both the child and the abuser can get the help they need.
Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect
The warning signs of child abuse and neglect aren’t always obvious. But by learning to recognize the signs of a problem, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life.
Learn how to recognize child abuse and neglect by contacting us at (810) 966-9911 or by browsing the following resources:
What should I do if I suspect a child has been abused?
If you suspect a child has been or is being abused, make a report today by calling Michigan Children’s Protective Services (CPS) at 1-855-444-3911 – any time, day or night.
What should I do if child abuse is happening in front of me?
If you witness child abuse occurring, call 911 immediately, Michigan Children’s Protective Services (CPS) at 1-855-444-3911 – any time, day or night.
Information For Mandated Reporters
If there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect, mandatory reporters are required by law to report child abuse by telephone (or otherwise, an oral report) immediately and to file a written report within 72 hours to the State of Michigan Department of Health of Human Services, Children’s Protective Services. Mandated reporters who fail to report suspected child abuse or neglect face criminal liability.
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