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REPORT CHILD ABUSE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS)

The OCP is not the child protective services agency for Los Angeles County. Please contact DCFS.

https://dcfs.lacounty.gov/contact/report-child-abuse/

To report child abuse in Los Angeles County, CA, please call the DCFS Child Protection Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Toll-free within California

(800) 540-4000

Fax a Suspected Child Abuse Report form

(213) 742-7072


If calling from outside of California

(213) 639-4500

TDD [Hearing Impaired]

(800) 277-6699

If you are a mandated reporter (child-welfare staff, school personnel, law-enforcement personnel, probation, medical professionals, and mental health clinicians) you may use the DCFS Child Abuse Electronic Reporting System (CARES) site at https://reportchildabusela.org.

If you are a children’s services worker from another jurisdiction and need information on a child or family served by the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles County, please call the DCFS Public Inquiry line at (213) 351-5602 or e-mail PInquiries@dcfs.lacounty.gov.