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 Kelly Gillooly, Director of Behavioral Health Outreach, Peace Hospital   The coronavirus—or COVID-19—can put additional pressure on already vulnerable children, youth, and families. It can cause anxiety, stress and uncertainty.  They are felt especially strongly by children of all ages. Children have been faced with school closures, cancelled events, separation from friends and need to feel loved and supported...

3 Ways to Support Parents and Caregivers by Tina Agonva We all know someone who is balancing work, parenting, and self-care while trying to keep worries about COVID-19 at bay.  This can be a challenging time for parents and caregivers. Many have to continue going into work, some may have...

Stress Reduction When You Can't Get a Break - Written by: Tammy Donoho, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Photo credit: Unsplash  We are all doing our best to adjust to new routines and keep our communities healthy during the current pandemic. It can be stressful! At my house, everyone is HOME! I am working...

In light of COVID-19 concerns and the resulting mandates to socially distance, most child care centers are shutting their doors to help prevent the continued spread of the coronavirus. Those “limited duration” child care centers that are open, have a limited number of spots and are reserved for children of first responders, medical professionals, and other...

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,...