Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1‑844‑264‑5437)
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. 
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.

You can help.

Everyone plays a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Caseworkers and social workers are helping strengthen families and protect children, but they need your help. 

To end child abuse and neglect all Coloradans need to educate themselves and be willing to get involved to help a parent or a child.

Even when kids experience child abuse or neglect, they can overcome and reach their full potential with help from the community.

Creating a brighter future for a child starts with a phone call for help or the click of a button to get involved.

News & Events

School's out. Is it ok for my kid to stay home alone?

Child care is an issue in the state of Colorado. It's stressful to find quality child care and when you can find it, it is expensive. It is no wonder that many parents look forward to the day when you don't have to pay for child care. But, how do you know when the time is right to let your child or teenager stay home alone? When is it ok to let your older child watch a younger sibling? These are questions parents frequently ask themselves as school lets out, especially when money is tight. They are also questions that the Colorado Child Abuse and Negelct Public Awareness Campaign receives at least once a month, either because a parent wants to know the law or a neighbor is concerned about a child in the neighborhood.  

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Keeping kids safe is everyone's responsibility.

It's common knowledge in the circles I travel that I do not have any children. However, it is also known that I care deeply for o...

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