When should I report abuse or neglect?

When you know or have reasonable suspicion that a person who cares for a child, lives with a child, or works with or around children has caused injury/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?