Report Child Abuse and Neglect to Your County Department of
The number of children reported as abused or neglected has increased
dramatically in Alabama. Your help is needed to ensure that these
children receive adequate protection and services.
Please call your County Department of Human Resources or local
law enforcement agency to report suspected abuse or neglect.
Do not send reports of suspected abuse or
neglect via email.
Alabama law is clear on reporting abuse and neglect of children under
the age of 18. If you are someone who comes in regular contact with
children - – physician, a teacher, social worker, nurse, or day care
worker, for example – you should be aware of your legal obligation to
report incidents of suspected or obvious child abuse or neglect. If you
are a concerned citizen, neighbor, friend or family member who is aware
of such incidents, you should make a report to those who can take
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