Report It



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:
or 1-800-422-4453


Text Alerts 2021



By Tammy Donoho As the summer slowly slips away, parents and caregivers' thoughts turn like autumn leaves to back-to-school preparations. This year brings more uncertainty than usual. Some students will be learning from home, others will be in the classroom. Caregivers sending their children to school for traditional classroom instruction may...

By Tammy Donoho, Kentucky Youth Advocates Congratulations parents, guardians, and caregivers! You made it! After homeschooling for months, you may be just as thrilled as your children that the school year is finally over. You might have thought it couldn’t be done, but you powered through!  Get out the party hats,...

By Alicia Whatley It’s estimated that over 50 percent of injuries from child abuse are on the head and neck. That means warning signs of abuse are front and center for dentists, dental hygienists, and other oral health professionals who see patients twice annually. This sector of health professionals have unique opportunities to ask important questions, provide key information,...

From the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the American Dental Association is kicking it off with a campaign to promote the benefits of drinking fluoridated tap water. The Kentucky Oral Health Coalition is proud to join professionals, parents, and community members to help establish positive attitudes, practice good...

By Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director, University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children On January 7, 2020, Governor Andy Beshear proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Kentucky. In 2011, President Barack Obama found a way to focus our efforts toward eliminating modern day slavery by...