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Report child abuse or neglect 

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.

Child Abuse and Neglect 

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.

Volunteering and Giving 

The Department of Children and Families offers a unique opportunity for community volunteers who would like to make a difference in a foster child's life.

Foster Care 

Foster care provides a safe, loving home for children until they can be reunited with their families.

Adopting from DCF 

Adoption provides a permanent, supportive home for a child.

DCF policies 

The Department of Children and Families maintains this site to provide greater access to our policies and regulations.

Questions about a DCF case 

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.

Department of Children & Families Public Records 

DCF has a designated RAO who will receive and respond to your public records requests.

Working at DCF 

The Department of Children and Families seeks dedicated child welfare professionals

Baby Safe Haven 

866-814-SAFE

For DCF provider agencies 

DCF allows contacted provider agencies to access and enter data into its information technology system, i-FamilyNet.

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