Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year.
Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) to report concerns about a child’s safety and well-being.
All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where a child resides.
If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.
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.
DHS is responsible for investigating alleged physical child abuse, alleged sexual child abuse, alleged child neglect and alleged institutional abuse.
Families who live in Denver County may also make requests for child welfare services by calling the statewide number or by contacting Denver Human Services at 720.944.3000. DHS maintains this hotline number 24-hours a day, seven days a week.