If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
All reports of suspected child abuse or neglect must be phoned in to DCF. Please call immediately if you know of, or suspect, an incident of child abuse or neglect. During regular business hours (8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F) call the Department of Families and Children (DCF) area office that serves the city or town where the child lives. Nights, weekends, and holidays dial the Child-at-Risk Hotline at (800) 792-5200.
The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) operates a 24-hour Hotline in Massachusetts to report incidents of suspected abuse involving adults with disabilities by dialing 1-800-426-9009.
If you live outside of Massachusetts, find information to report abuse here.