Child Abuse in Wake County

Thousands of cases of child abuse are reported every year in Wake County.

If you suspect that a child in Wake County is being abused or neglected, or if you think a child may have died from being mistreated, you must report what you know to Wake County Human Services. Call the Child Protection Report Line: 919.212.7990 (English) or 919.212.7963 (Spanish).

This is the law (N.C.G.S. § 7B-301). Do not be afraid to report. As long as you are acting in good faith, you cannot be held liable (N.C.G.S. §7B-309).

If you live in another county and are concerned that a child is being abused or neglected, contact your county’s department of social services.