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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

TEXT ALERTS!

Text Alerts 2021

 

 

(Louisville, KY, April 2, 2018) – Today the Kentucky Senate took a significant step forward in keeping kids safe from abuse by passing HB 1, which sets forth a comprehensive plan for strengthening how Kentucky supports children impacted by abuse and neglect. Strong state policies help to strengthen communities and keep kids safe...

(Louisville, KY, March 29, 2018) – Today, the Kentucky House passed Senate Bill 137, which seeks to address abuse and protect future victims by giving judges the option to allow testimony from a trustworthy adult to whom a child has disclosed abuse. Strong state policies help to strengthen communities and keep kids safe...

Kids are kids. It is important to keep that perspective in mind when ensuring not only we are treating kids in a developmentally appropriate way, but also when considering how to keep children safe. We are recognized as a legal adult on our 18th birthday and with that comes a lot...

(Louisville, KY, February 28, 2018) – Today the Kentucky House took a significant step forward in keeping kids safe from abuse by passing HB 1, which sets forth a comprehensive plan for strengthening how Kentucky supports children impacted by abuse and neglect. Strong state policies help to strengthen communities and keep...

Children deserve to grow and thrive free from abuse and neglect, and they depend on adults to keep them safe. SB 236, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly this Spring and signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin, closes gaps in background checks of adults who work with children at...

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on April 26, 2017. By Dr. Terry Brooks Henry Grunwald, Time magazine’s former editor-in-chief, asserts that journalism must speak immediately, “while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.” The Courier-Journal has...

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on April 20, 2017. By First Lady Glenna Bevin and Jenna Ebel In a perfect world, no child would ever live in fear. In a perfect world, every child would grow up in a loving, nurturing environment. Sadly, we do not live in...