Child Abuse & Neglect

The presence of a single sign does not mean that child maltreatment is occurring in a family. However, it may be necessary to take a closer look at the situation when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination. Trust your gut instinct and call 844-CO-4-Kids if you are concerned for the safety and well-being of a child or youth. If not you, then who?

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Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

Here are four things to know when calling 844-CO-4-Kids:

  • Suspicion of abuse is all that is necessary to report.
  • Reports are confidential.
  • Know where the child lives, or where they go to school.
  • You will be asked to describe your concerns about the child, and it will be helpful if you can provide the child or youth’s name, age, address, gender, school attended (if possible), and names of parents.

We Are Here To Help You

CO4Kids is a statewide resource that is here to help you:

  • Better understand the legal definition of child abuse and neglect in Colorado.
  • Recognize the signs and behaviors associated with the various types of child abuse and neglect.
  • Know what happens when you call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline.
  • Learn how to prevent child abuse and neglect.