Suspicions of Child Abuse

What if You Suspect a Child Has Been Abused?
  • Remain calm
  • Isolate the child from the alleged perpetrator
  • Let the child tell you what happened in their own words
  • Reassure the child that they have done nothing wrong
  • Seek medical attention if necessary. Medical attention may be required in cases even wherever signs of injury are not immediately apparent
  • Report the incident
    • CHILDLINE (1-800-932-0313)
    • Local police department, or
    • Dauphin County Children and Youth