Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect

Oklahoma Statutes mandate that reports of suspected abuse or neglect are made to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Reports are made by telephone, in writing or in person. Child Welfare is responsible for investigating or assessing reports of abuse and neglect by the person responsible for the child. An investigation or assessment may also be initiated on the basis of media reporting, personal observations or other situations where there is reason to believe a child is at risk. Reports may be made to Child Welfare at the local county office or to 1-800-522-3511, the statewide toll-free Child Abuse Hot Line.

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