We all play a role in keeping children safe. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437). This hotline is available 24/7. If you see a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.
When you call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (1-844-CO-4-KIDS or 1-844-264-5437), you’ll be immediately connected to the county where the child you’re worried about lives. You’ll speak with a certified call taker, who will ask you for the child’s name and location, what you’ve observed, who you think may be hurting the child and more. Remember, call -- even if you don’t have all the details. Based on the information you provide and what other callers may have shared about the same family, a group of professionals will review, evaluate, and determine what should be done to help the family.
Yes, but leaving your name and contact information will allow us to follow up to gather any additional information we may need. Also, if you’re required by law to report concerns (“mandatory reporters”), you may not be able to prove you did so, unless you leave your name and phone number.
Yes, all calls are kept confidential, and your personal information will not be disclosed to the family mentioned in your report without your consent or a court order.
Abused children or teens may:
Neglected children or teens may:
Abuse or neglect comes in many forms – it’s not just physical. Other types of abuse include emotional, sexual, institutional (occuring in day care or over-24-hour care settings), and child sex trafficking, while neglect can include medical, educational, and emotional neglect. Each has its own set of warning signs. Visit CO4Kids.org to learn more.
Children or youth involved in sex trafficking may:
Physical or emotional indicators can include:
Call the Colorado Crisis Services hotline at 844-493-8255. You can talk with a trained crisis counselor about anything, including these topics as well as relationship problems, bullying, substance abuse, stress, anxiety, and disabilities.
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Report suspected child abuse or neglect by calling 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).
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