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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILES:
In Connecticut the State Department of Children and Families (DCF) is responsible for investigating and enforcing our state's child protection laws.
DEFINITIONS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT:
To read DCF's Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect go to: http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2556&Q=316956
REPORTING ABUSE AND/OR NEGLECT
Individuals who have reason to
suspect that a child is being abused or
neglected should make a report to the Department
of Children and Families (DCF) at the toll-free,
24 hour Child Abuse and Neglect Careline
(1-800-842-2288). Certain social service, mental
health, education, and other professionals are mandated
reporters, and are therefore required
by law to make a report, if in their
professional capacity, they have reason to
believe a child is being abused or neglected. If
you are unsure if a situation is reportable
under the law, feel free to call the DCF Child
Abuse and Neglect Careline. The social work
staff is prepared to discuss the situation with
you and help you determine the appropriate
course of action.
For more information go to:
Frequently Asked Questions About Reporting Child
Abuse and Neglect: http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2556&Q=314388
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
- Search by service name: Child Abuse Hotlines
-------------SOURCES: Department of Children and Families
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