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Child Protection Branch

If you believe a child is being abused, neglected or is dependent, please call the Child Protection Hotline number below or the Protection and Permanency office in your county.

Child Protection Hot Line:

(Toll Free)

For more area specific phone numbers please go to the Service Regions web page.

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 Protection Branch

The Child Protection Branch provides consultation and state program guidance for child protective services cases. Central office staff helps develop standards of practice for inclusion in the state manual and provides 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 Web page


Last Updated 11/16/2017