How to report suspected child abuse
you have any good reason to suspect that a child is being abused, report
it. It is better to report a suspicion and be wrong than to not report
it and be right! In the majority of states, there is no criminal or
civil liability for reporting suspected child abuse in “good faith.”
How do you report it? Call your local Child Protective Services agency.
State, not federal, agencies have jurisdiction over matters of child
abuse. Different states have different laws and procedures both for
reporting and for investigating.
To find out which number to call to report abuse within your state,
go to this link: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/reslist/rl_dsp.cfm?rs_id=5&rate_chno=11-11172