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).

DSS investigates parents, legal guardians, adults living in the same home and child care center personnel upon request from the NC Division of Development and Early Education (DCDEE). Be prepared to share demographic information about the child and family members. A firsthand account of what has occurred is best, as well as details and quotes.

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.