What to do if you suspect Child Abuse or Neglect/Making a referral to Children services

Referrals can be made by calling Telephone: 513-695-1546 or Hotline: 513-695-1600 - Week nights 4:30 PM to 8:00 AM - Weekends and Holidays

In order to insure your referral information is received, please do not email concerns regarding a child or children.
Please call the telephone numbers above - OR - in case of an emergency call 911

About reporting: Warren County Children Services provides services to families and children who reside in Warren County. The child’s primary residence is determined by the parent/guardian who is the “Residential parent” noted by the residence where the child attends school. This determines which Public Children Services Agency has jurisdiction, regardless of where the incident may have happened.

Note that Law Enforcement jurisdiction is determined by the locale where the incident took place and NOT the child’s primary residence.

What information do you need to have to report Child Abuse or Neglect?

At a minimum we need to have the current address in Warren County where the child(ren) resides as well as the child(ren)’s current location if not at his residence.

We also need to know if the child is currently safe or if emergency personnel need to be dispatched immediately because of a life threatening emergency.

We also need if available:
  • names, birthdates/ages, addresses, phone numbers of everyone the child(ren) resides with.
  • names and phone numbers of any witnesses of the abuse or neglect
  • names, addresses, phone numbers of any other involved adults: parents, grandparents, etc.
  • a description of what happened either eye witness or told by an eye witness.
  • a description of any and all injuries to the child including any treatment rendered as a result of the abuse/neglect
  • a description of the current level of safety of the child(ren)
  • a description of any emergency services personnel who have intervened (police/fire/EMT)
  • we like to have the name and phone number of the reporter so that we may contact you for further information.
  • All reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect may also report anonymously if requested. Either way it is against the law for us to share the identity of any reporter with anyone outside of Law enforcement or a court unless instructed to do so by a judge as part of testimony in a legal proceeding in court.