Reporting Abuse and Neglect

‚Äč Professionals are required by the Texas Family Code 261.101 to make a report within 48 hours of first suspecting abuse, neglect or exploitation of children.  In addition, they may not delegate the responsibility of reporting to anyone.

To make a report, call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400, or make an online report at

If the situation is an emergency, call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

For warning signs of abuse and neglect and other valuable information, please click on the link below.