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Call to report abuse or neglect of a child or adult in Oregon.
If someone is being hurt or is in danger right now, call 911.
It’s important to know the warning signs of abuse because children often can’t or won’t speak up if they are being abused. They rely on the people around them to recognize something isn't right.
Warning signs include:
For more information about recognizing child abuse, see
What You Can Do About Child Abuse.
Any single concern may or may not mean a child is being abused. Consider what is typical for the child, their family, and their culture and community.
You should report any reasonable suspicion of abuse. You don’t have to prove it.
To learn more:
Visit our Child Safety page to find support and prevention resources for families.
Call 855-503-SAFE (7233) if you think a child is being abused or neglected.
Other ways to report child abuse include calling a local police department, county sheriff, county juvenile department or the Oregon State Police.
Call 855-503-SAFE (7233) if you think an older person or vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected or being taken advantage of financially.
If you suspect a nursing facility resident was neglected or abused, please contact the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Nursing Facility Complaint Unit. Include as many details as possible.
While everyone should report suspected abuse, some people in the community are required by law to make reports to authorities. These people are called mandatory reporters. Most mandatory reporters have jobs that involve regular interaction with children, families or vulnerable adults. Some examples are doctors, police, teachers, school employees, clergy members and ODHS employees.
Mandatory reporters who suspect abuse or neglect should call 855-503-SAFE (7233) to report this to ODHS. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Learn more about mandatory reporting:
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