Child Protection Branch
If you believe a child is being abused, neglected or is dependent, you should call the Child Protection Hot Line number below or the Protection and Permanency office in your county.
Child Protection Hot Line:
The online Kentucky Child/Adult Protective Services Reporting System is available for professionals to report non-emergency situations that do not require an immediate response from our staff. The website is monitored from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday. Reports will not be reviewed during evenings, weekends or state holidays.
For information regarding reporting standards and investigation protocol, please review the Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Booklet.
||About the Child Safety Branch
The Child Protection Branch provides consultation and state program guidance for child protective services cases. Central office staff help develop standards of practice for inclusion in the state's manual, and provide real time guidance to cases as required by field personnel.
Frequently Asked Questions on Child Abuse
If you have gone through normal channels and your problem is still not resolved, you may get help from the Office of the Ombudsman.
Call (800) 372-2973 or (800) 627-4702 (TTY)
Office of the Ombudsman's Web page