When Should a Report Be Made?
Protecting children is a priority. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, you should file a report with the Department of Social Services (DSS). Emergency situations should be directed to 911. Information can be given anonymously.
NOTICE: Do not send child abuse or neglect referrals through email or this website. Please call 919-989-5300 during normal hours or 911 (after hours). Thank you!
All inquiries go through the DSS main number:
This includes Food Stamps (FNS), Medicaid, Temporary Assistance Needy Families (TANF), Child Care, Child Protection, Adult Protection, Foster Parenting, Transportation, and more.
Report Child Abuse/Neglect
Report Adult Abuse/Neglect
Call 911 or (919) 989-5000.