Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
Arizona law requires certain persons who suspect that a child has received non-accidental injury or has been neglected to report their concerns to CPS or local law enforcement (ARS §13-3620.A). YOU may be a child’s only advocate at the time you report the possibility of abuse or neglect. Children often tell a person with whom they feel safe about abuse or neglect.
If a child tells you of such experiences, act to protect that child by calling the toll free Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445).
To learn more about:
Please visit: www.azdes.gov/dcyf/cps/reporting.asp
Who Do You Trust With Your Child Campaign
Who do you trust with your child? Arizona has seen an increase from 51 child maltreatment deaths in 2008 to 70 in 2010, that's a startling 38% increase. Tragically, many of these children died at the hands of unsafe caregivers. Sometimes parents don’t plan ahead or think it through. Other times, they rush to trust someone who is untrustworthy. An unsafe caregiver could be a boyfriend or girlfriend, a neighbor or even a relative.
If you are a parent with concerns about your child or your child's caregiver, call the hotline now: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4435).
To learn more about the campaign, please visit: www.childhelp.org/pages/who-do-you-trust-with-your-child