Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
DCFS receives, investigates and acts upon a report of child abuse or neglect every five minutes, child sex abuse every two hours, and the death of a child by abuse or neglect every day and a half. Tens of thousands of children are safer thanks to those who call our Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-2873 each year. Unfortunately, up to 80 percent of abuse and neglect goes unreported, and one in five Illinois children is abused before the age of 18.
Working together, we can ensure a safe, loving home and brighter future for every child.
- Share information for every parent and caregiver that protects against child abuse and neglect, as well as the warning signs for abuse.
- join the more than one million Illinoisans who volunteer and give to efforts to prevent child abuse.
- if you suspect a child is being harmed or is at risk of harm, report it at 1-800-25-ABUSE so that families can get the help they need before it is too late.