Reporting Child Abuse

In the State of Texas, the law requires that ANYONE “having cause to believe that a child’s physical, mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect” MUST report the cause immediately

Failure to report child abuse is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days and/or a fine of up to $2000. – Texas Family Code, Chapter 261. You may not delegate the duty to report to another person. 

You can make a report by calling 1-800-252-5400 
or you can make a report online at www.txabusehotline.org 
If you feel that a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

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