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.


  • 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:

Updated February 21, 2020