How to report abuse

As adults we have the responsibility to protect the children around us. To report abuse, contact your local law enforcement and the Department of Child Safety.   Arizona Child Abuse Hotline 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445).

How to protect your child

Talk to you Child.  Let your child know he/she can tell you anything and you will not be angry or over-react. Keep the lines of communication open.  

Body Safety Rules
  • Use the correct name for private body parts.
  • No one is forced to hug, kiss, or be touched – We are the bosses of our bodies!
  • We don’t look, touch, or play games with other people’s privates.
  • When someone says ‘no’ or ‘stop’, we listen.
  • Happy surprises are fun, but no one should ask us to keep a secret, even a small one.
  • It is always right and never too late to tell if someone breaks a body safety rule.

Signs & Symptoms of Abuse

Signs and symptoms of abuse can vary by the individual as well as by the type of abuse they have sustained. Child abuse can take many forms, which can often occur at the same time. In many cases, child abuse is done by someone the child knows and trusts. If you suspect child abuse, report the abuse to the authorities.


A child who is being abused may feel guilty, ashamed or confused. He or she may be afraid to tell anyone about the abuse, especially if the abuser is a pa