Make an immediate report of any suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). This mandate applies to all staff who, while working, come into contact with a child.
Call DCFS when there is reason to believe, or information is received, that a child may be abused or neglected. This includes children in their own homes, in long term care settings, or in any other setting.
A report of suspected abuse and neglect can be made 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-252-2873. A written report must be mailed to DCFS within 48 hours of the verbal report.
When making a report of suspected child abuse or neglect, provide the following:
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