When should I report abuse or neglect?
When you know or have reasonable suspicion that a person who is caring for a child, who lives with the child, or who works with or around children has caused injury or harm or put the child at risk of physical injury.

Reports should be made in good faith. A report of child abuse can have a lifelong impact on a child and his or her family. Never make a false or malicious report.

If you have any doubts about whether to report a situation, call the DCFS ACCESS number at 262-605-6582 and discuss your concerns with them.

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1. How do I report a suspected case of abuse and neglect?
2. What is child abuse and neglect?
3. When should I report abuse or neglect?
4. Who will know I made a report?
5. What happens after I make the report?
6. Does a report mean a child will be removed from the home?