Abuse can be physical, emotional or sexual. Abuse can be abandonment, desertion, neglect, ill-treatment, or failure to meet the physical, emotional needs or medical needs of a child. Abuse can be stopped.
If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you can call the 24-hour Helpline for Children toll-free at 310-1234 (no area code is required).
Who Can Call?
A child who is being abused at home, at school, in the play ground – anywhere – can call for help.
Parents who are afraid they might hurt their child can call for help.
If you know a family where a child is being abused, call the Helpline. You can call anonymously.
There is always a social worker at the end of the phone willing to listen, someone to take action, someone who cares.