If you suspect a child is being abused and/or neglected, please call the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline immediately.
It’s important to provide as much information as possible. It’s okay to not have everything. It is not your job to investigate or gather those missing details. Allow the professionals involved to fill in those gaps. If available, you will need to know:
Alleged victim’s name, age/birthday, address, school, contact information
Alleged offender’s name, age/birthday, address, contact information
Any information regarding other victims, siblings and the person responsible for care for that alleged victim.
Allegations of abuse – remember, this is something you’ve observed, whether seen or heard, that has caused this suspicion of abuse.
Where the abuse occurred
When the abuse occurred
There is no need to probe or question the child further in order to receive more details about the alleged abuse. This can harm the investigation and prosecution, as well as cause more trauma for the child. Remember, after you make a hotline report, please notify local law enforcement.