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transcript Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Report child abuse and neglect

The screen shows video footage of four young children laying in the grass smiling and pointing their fingers at the camera.

If you know of or suspect child abuse or neglect, call to report it immediately

The screen shows the same video footage from the previous screen of four young children laying in the grass smiling and pointing their fingers at the camera. An outline of the state of Massachusetts overlays the video footage of the children, and an image of a mobile phone appears beside the image of the state of Massachusetts.

Call the DCF area office that serves the city or town where the child lives

The screen shows an image of the outline of Massachusetts with pins on the map to indicate locations of DCF offices. The text “Mass.gov/DCFOffices” appears on screen below the map.  

Dial the Child-at-Risk Hotline at (800)792-5200 after hours, on weekends and on holidays  

If you’re a mandated reporter, you must file your written report within 48 hours of calling DCF  

An image of a mobile phone appears on screen. On the screen of the mobile phone is an image of a DCF child abuse and neglect report with a “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen. The “Submit” button turns green to indicate it has been clicked. Icons of a police badge to indicate law enforcement and a teacher writing on a chalkboard appear on screen as representations of mandated reporters.

Keep Massachusetts Children Safe

An outline of the state of Massachusetts appears. Within the outline of the state a small green hand  representing a child’s hand reaches up from the bottom of the state and grasps a larger blue hand representing an adult’s hand, which reaches down from the top of the state.

Keep Massachusetts Children Safe

The outline of the state of Massachusetts from the previous screen disappears, and a “Report Abuse” button appears on screen and links to

https://www.mass.gov/how-to/report-child-abuse-or-neglect?utm_source=child-abuse-service-page&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=q1-19-pilot&utm_content=video-version-1

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