Child Abuse Report Line

Reporting reasonable suspicion that a child has been or is being abused or neglected

Organisation Phone
13 1478 Child Abuse Report Line
000 Emergency
Parent Body:
Department for Child Protection
24 hours, 7 days per week

Child abuse cases are passed on to the Dept Child Protection office closest to where the child lives. Social workers, and police in emergency investigations, investigate the reports and work with families to ensure that children are safe.

South Australia has a system of mandated child abuse reporting. This is a legal requirement upon certain professions and community members to report suspected child abuse.

  • Child abuse support - receives and acts on reports of suspected child abuse or neglect
  • Child abuse support for Aboriginal people - Yaitya Tirramangkotti, an Aboriginal team, provides advice and assistance in cases involving Aboriginal children
Last updated: 13/03/2018
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