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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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The holiday season is here, which often means errands, gatherings, and time off school for the kids in your life. While this season can sometimes be stressful, it can also be a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family. But for some Kentucky kids, a loving and supportive...

The impending holiday season is always a much-anticipated time for kids and families, and especially so this year as many families are finally able to share the holidays with one another again following the pandemic and social distancing. These family gatherings are also an opportunity to model and teach the...

We know that children succeed when they are with caring adults who can help guide them as they grow. The commonwealth has over 9,100 children living with foster families or in group homes as a result of abuse, neglect, or dependency. The goal in Kentucky is to reunify children in...

Blog by: Tonya Jernigan, LCSW, Social Worker Principal, University of Kentucky Pediatric Forensic Medicine, Image courtesy of Unsplash.com There is a peace that we feel walking into the safety of our homes after a long day at work or school; a respite from the stress, the chaos, the noise of the...

Hundreds Attend Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention Trainings, Proclamation Signings, and Positive Parenting Events During Week LOUISVILLE, KY – This October 4th, the Kosair Charities® Face It® Movement is once again bringing awareness to the critically important TEN-4 Bruising Rule, the technique to recognize concerning bruising on young children, and emphasizing...