Do you have information concerning the abuse or neglect of a child-victim?
If you have knowledge of any act of abuse being or having been perpetrated upon a child-victim, Tennessee Code Annotated § 37-1-403 requires that you report the incident of abuse to the appropriate authority.
IF YOU SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE YOU MUST REPORT IT - IT’S THE LAW!
Report anonymously by calling the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Hotline:
Parent Helpline: 1-800-356-6767
Phone counseling available 24 hours a day with
Spanish speaking counselors available weekdays after 6:00 p.m. and weekends.
Failure to report abuse of which you have knowledge is a criminal offense in the State of Tennessee and punishable by law.