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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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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...

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on March 29, 2017. By Jerry Ward Spring in Louisville means that more than simply horses run. A quick perusal of the local running calendar reveals over 20 marathons, mini-marathons and other kinds of long-distance races from April through June. We at Kosair Charities are...

Statement by Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates We applaud the full House for passing SB 40 today to create a pilot project to open courts in child welfare cases. This bill is now just steps away from the Governor’s desk. SB 40, sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams,...

During the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly, Face it partners are actively working on several policies that will prevent and end abuse in Kentucky. There are three issues currently in front of the legislature that require action from advocates to help them progress and make their way to the Governor to...