To report abuse
- Oklahoma hotline (800) 522-3511
- National hotline (800) 4ACHILD [(800) 422-4453]
Failure to report suspected child abuse is a crime – legally and morally.
State law (Title 10A, Section 1-2-101) requires EVERY PERSON who has reason to believe that a child under 18 is a victim of abuse to report the suspicion of abuse immediately to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS).
A report of suspected child abuse is a request for an investigation to gather facts and protect the child from further harm. The person reporting the abuse does not need to prove abuse prior to reporting. Investigation and determination of abuse are the responsibility of DHS, law enforcement, and the judicial system.
If you have any questions, a specialist from CAN will help you through the reporting process and explain what happens next. Call a child specialist at (918) 624-0200.