Children & Youth
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 780-7200
Fax: (717) 525-9921
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:15Am - 4:45PM
Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth is a public agency dedicated to the health, safety and general welfare of children and families. We work collaboratively with families and community resources to develop and implement plans that promote well-being and safety. We are committed to providing best practice intervention and prevention services to meet our mandate of assuring children are protected from harm or danger.
The Agency Believes: that the highest priority in all activities and services is to protect children from harm.
Action: The Agency operates on the principle that child safety and well being is best provided in the context of the family. Protection is provided through the assurance of a safe, nurturing family environment that provides for the individualized needs of each child.
The Agency Believes: that children deserve a permanent family.
Action: The Agency will pursue efforts to assure children's safety and wellbeing, while preserving and strengthening the family whenever possible.
Action: If the unity of the child's family cannot be maintained, the Agency will seek a permanent family for the child.
The Agency Believes: that children's physical and emotional needs can best be met by their family.
Action: The Agency will partner with the family and community to identify and grow resources to meet basic needs to include food, clothing and shelter.
Action: The Agency will partner with the families to help the child feel safe and secure.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services oversees this activity, their website is located at:
Dauphin County Child Abuse Reporting Line (To report child abuse/neglect or receive information):
ChildLine (State Child Abuse Reporting Line):