Report Child Abuse


To report suspected child abuse or neglect, please call Child Protective Services Intake at (828) 835-3144 or 911 after working hours or weekends. You do not have to reveal your identity when you call.

North Carolina State law requires that all counties provide Child Protective Services in order to ensure the safety of all children in the state. The Department of Social Services is the agency that receives all reports of neglect or abuse, investigates those reports and provides services to maltreated children to prevent abuse or neglect from recurring. We strive to ensure and strengthen a parent or caretaker’s capacity to protect and nurture their children while maintaining the safety of those children in their own homes or in an appropriate alternative arrangement.

For more information about Preventing Child Abuse, click here.