Learn what to do if you know or suspect a child is being abused or neglected. If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
If you know or suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please report it immediately. Anyone can file a report of abuse or neglect.
Explore volunteer and giving opportunities at the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
Foster care provides a safe, loving home for children until they can be reunited with their families.
Adoption provides a permanent, supportive home for a child.
DCF is committed to providing adolescent services that encourage positive youth development and empowerment.
The Department of Children and Families maintains this site to provide greater access to our policies and regulations.
The Office of the Ombudsman is available to answer questions about your DCF case, DCF policy and practices, and respond to concerns you may have.
DCF has a designated RAO who will receive and respond to your public records requests.
The Department of Children and Families seeks dedicated child welfare professionals
DCF allows contacted provider agencies to access and enter data into its information technology system, i-FamilyNet.