Do You Suspect Child Abuse?
When we learn that a child or youth has been abused, we often learn that people had their suspicions about it but were too uncertain or afraid to report to the authorities. It is, in fact, your legal duty to report suspected child abuse, even without concrete evidence. Please trust that the respective parties will investigate the matter diligently. If you suspect abuse, immediately call your local police detachment or child protection agency to report your suspicions. You do not need to have proof to report. But if you have a suspicion or concerns, you have a duty to report.
If you suspect a child or youth is in immediate danger, call 911.