FAQ’s

If possible, find a safe environment (quiet, private place) to talk with the child and ask the 4 questions, while documenting exact quotes from the child.

 

Do NOT:

>  Investigate – it is law enforcement and child protection agencies’ role to investigate

>  Make promises to the child – you do not know for sure if everything will be ok

>  Notify the parent/ caretaker – it is law enforcement and child protection agencies’ role to notify the parent/caretaker

When reporting to CPS you must:

>  Call: 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445)

>  Mail or fax the written report to CPS within 72 hours of calling the hotline

Let us know: infocenter@childhelp.org