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Do I have to report suspected child abuse?

In Kentucky, ANY person who knows or has "reasonable cause" to believe that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect has a duty to make a report to the Child Abuse Reporting Hotline (1-800-752-6200) of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), local law enforcement or Kentucky State Police, the County or Commonwealth Attorneys’ Office. The report can be made by telephone or in writing. more...

General Information about Child Abuse and Neglect

In the Kentucky legal system, most cases involving child abuse are called "DNA" actions, which stands for "Dependent, Neglected or Abused." Most child abuse falls into either the "neglect" category where the parent or custodian doesn’t adequately take care of the child or "abuse" where the parent or custodian physically or emotionally injures the child or allows someone else to physically or emotionally injure the child. more...