If you have questions or concerns regarding child abuse or neglect call our 24-Hour Child Abuse and Neglect HOTLINE:
All calls will be kept confidential.So often, DSS social workers are brought in to situations where families are in crisis. In FY09, DSS's Youth and Family Services Division launched 8,719 new child abuse and neglect investigations and 455 children entered into Mecklenburg County's. In 2008, 33 childhood deaths were attributed to child abuse and neglect in North Carolina. Although these numbers may sound high, we know that cases of abuse and neglect tend to be underreported. You can change that. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call Child Protective Services at 704-336-CARE. You do not have to reveal your identity when you call.
Signs of Possible Physical Abuse
Signs of Possible Sexual Abuse
Signs of Possible Emotional Abuse
Signs of Possible Neglect