All children deserve to live without the fear of abuse and neglect. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, make that call.
Report Child Abuse & Neglect
If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect:
Call the NY State Central Register (SCR)
Parenting is tough, but it should not be tough on children.
It takes all of us working together to give children healthy, happy, and safe childhoods. These resources provide information to help keep children safe.
Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on New York City, ACS and the City of New York have developed a list of resources for those seeking assistance. The following websites aim to connect New Yorkers and their loved ones to day-to-day resources they may need, including: greater access to food and internet; housing and rental assistance; and medical, mental health and drug treatment services.
New York State’s Abandoned Infant Protection Act allows a parent to abandon a newborn baby up to 30 days of age anonymously and without fear of prosecution -- if the baby is abandoned in a safe manner. A parent is not guilty of a crime if the infant is left with an appropriate person or in a suitable location and the parent promptly notifies an appropriate person of the infant’s location. A hospital, staffed police or fire station are examples of safe and suitable choices.
For more information regarding the Abandoned Infant Protection Act, call toll free: 1-866-505-SAFE (7233).
We encourage you to get involved in the lives of children in your communities by tutoring, mentoring, coaching, or volunteering.
For opportunities to volunteer, visit NYC Service.
To report abuse and neglect of an adult 18 years old and older, call the New York State Adult Protective Services at 1-844-697-3505. Learn more about NYC services for adults who are physically and/or mentally impaired and need help to live safely in their homes.