Child Abuse Response

We maintain a child abuse hotline 24-hours every day of the week. Any person who believes a child may be at risk for maltreatment is encouraged to report the circumstances to trained operators at 720.944.3000.

Anonymous calls are accepted and regarded as credible until additional investigation proves otherwise. The identity of the caller, even if known, cannot be provided to the people who may be the subject of the allegation.

Families who live in Denver County may also make requests for child welfare services by calling that number.

Professionals such as teachers and medical personnel are required by law to report maltreatment of children and are encouraged to call the child abuse hotline to report the circumstances of suspected maltreatment.

In addition to operating the child abuse hotline, we are responsible for investigating alleged physical child abuse, alleged sexual child abuse, alleged child neglect, and alleged institutional abuse.

Child Abuse Hotline


Report suspected child abuse and neglect

Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline
Adult Protection Hotline
DHS Customer Service

Colorado Relay/TDD

Child Support Services

Foster Care

GIVE Denver
720-944-GIVE (4483)

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