As a childcare provider, you can have an impact on a child’s long-term wellbeing by reporting suspected abuse and allowing that child and family to receive healing services. Learn the signs and symptoms and know how to report child abuse. If you see something or suspect abuse, report it.

Ways you can help

Additional Resources about reporting suspected child abuse

  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse’ teach individuals who work with children on a daily basis about the signs and symptoms of child abuse. Professionals will learn facts about child abuse, how to recognize physical and behavioral signs of the varying forms of child abuse, as well as many important details for how to make a report. Click on the link above to visit the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center training campus, then follow the links to register.
  • Learn what to expect when filing a report. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services offers video training to assist those filing reports of suspected abuse by phone or through the e-report system.
If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
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