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Kentucky

All Kentuckians are mandated reporters. If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, call the Child Protection Hotline.

1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331

For contact information in other states, please visit our Report It page.

Additional Support:

Child help: National Abuse Hotline:
1-800-4-CHILD
or 1-800-422-4453

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Face It Friday: Safe Caregivers for Your Kids

Face It® Friday: Safe Caregivers

With summer in full swing, your children could be spending time with new adults, including babysitters and camp counselors. One way to help keep your kiddos safe this summer is to review important information, such as background checks, when deciding to hire someone to work with your children or send them off to summer camp.

Since the passage of Senate Bill 236 in 2017, parents and caregivers have been given the ability to request a background check of the child abuse and neglect registry when employing a child care provider for his or her child in their home. It also closes gaps in background checks for public schools and youth camps.

Click here to read about how to request different background checks for individuals caring for your kids.