Child Abuse

  • All staff will be trained on how to report suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment.

     

    The Texas 83rd Legislative Session Passed SB 939 that stresses the importance of reporting Child Abuse. 

     

    http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/BillSummary.aspx?LegSess=83R&Bill=SB939

     

     
    Child Abuse includes: 
    • Physical Abuse
    • Emotional Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Neglect


     Report as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours after first suspecting maltreatment.

    • Bruises heal, physical evidence disappears
    • Memories fade and people change their minds about what to say to CPS

     

    Reporting website: www.txabusehotline.org

    • First time users must create a user account
    • Reports made via  the website take up to 24 hours to process

     

    Texas Abuse Hotline of the Family and Protective Services: 800-252-5400

     

    Use Hotline if you:

    • Believe your situation requires action in less than 24 hours.
    • Prefer to remain anonymous.
    • Have insufficient data to complete the required information on the report.

     

    You can also contact: Irving PD Domestic Violence Unit: 972-721-6560 

     

     


     

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