Report child abuse & neglect

Keeping Children Safe | NYC Administration for Children's Services

Family Services Caregiver

All children deserve to live without the fear of abuse and neglect. If you think that a child is being abused or neglected, call the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). Resources and services are also available to support overwhelmed parents.

How Can I Get Help?

  • If a child is in immediate danger, call 911
  • If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the NY State Central Register Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline at any time:
  • To find resources and help for parenting:

Other Family Services Programs

Home visits for pregnant women and girls

NYC Nurse-Family Partnership (NYC NFP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Nurses provide support and give medical care and advice to women who are pregnant for the first time.

Home visits for new moms

Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

New moms can get home visits from health professionals to help with breastfeeding, health and safety tips, and connections to community resources.

Sleeping safe & cribs for babies

Safe Sleep Initiative

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/NYC Administration for Children's Services

Families can get information on creating a safe sleep environment for their baby and may qualify for a free crib.