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Concerns About A Child

From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Always inform Tusla when you have reasonable grounds for concern that a child has been, or is at risk of being abused or neglected.

Tusla just requires your reasonable ground for concern. You do not need to prove that abuse has occurred to report a concern.

Reasonable grounds for concern include:

  • evidence that is consistent with abuse and is unlikely to have been caused in another way
  • a concern about possible sexual abuse
  • signs that a child is suffering from emotional or physical neglect
  • a child saying or indicating that he or she has been abused
  • admission or indication by an adult or a child of an alleged abuse they committed
  • an account from someone who saw the child being abused

You can report your concern in person, by telephone or in writing to a local social worker.

Contact details for local social workers are available through the link below.