03873 Child Abuse Prevention

Find 03873 child abuse prevention centers. Child abuse prevention centers are social service offices which provide child protective services to families.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Child Abuse & Neglect 1 Salem Green Salem MA 01970 32.0 miles from 03873 978-741-8567

Massachusetts Department Of Children & Families 80 Everett Avenue Chelsea MA 02150 38.1 miles from 03873 617-660-3400

Kids Free to Grow 62 Portland Road Kennebunk ME 04043 45.8 miles from 03873 207-985-5975

Who can report suspected child abuse or neglect?

Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect. Some states require individuals to report cases of suspected abuse or neglect. Many states have laws identifying certain professions or groups which are required to report suspected child maltreatment to an appropriate agency, such as child protective services, a law enforcement agency, or a state's toll-free child abuse reporting hotline.

Does someone reporting suspected child abuse or neglect need to have proof?

No. Reporters are not required to provide proof of abuse or neglect. Reporters only need to provide the facts and circumstances that lead them to suspect that a child has been abused or neglected.

Are there common signs of child abuse or neglect?

The signs of abuse or neglect vary significantly from one child to the next. Some children may tell someone that they have experienced abuse or neglect. Examples of potential signs of abuse or neglect include sudden changes in behavior, learning problems that cannot be attributed to physical or psychological causes, withdrawn behavior, and unaddressed physical or medical problems.