CALL RIGHT AWAY
24-hour Child Abuse Report Hotline
HOW TO MAKE A REPORT TO CSB
The Trumbull County Children Services emergency hotline has someone available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
WHAT INFO SHOULD I PROVIDE
When you call in to report a concern about a child being abused or neglected, you will speak to a screener who will ask you questions about your concerns.
Some important information includes:
- Name, age, and address of child or children
- Name and address of custodian/guardian
- Nature and extent of your concerns
The more information you can provide, the better able we are to assess the situation. Specific information regarding the nature of the harm to the child is very helpful.
Once you have made a referral, if you observe continuing concerns please call again to report additional information. Your reports are confidential. Your name will not be revealed.
RECOGNIZE ABUSE OR NEGLECT
is the physical or psychological maltreatment of a child. It is an action, or lack of action, which endangers a child’s physical, psychological or emotional health and development. Abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Some indicators of physical, sexual and emotional abuse are: unexplained bruising, burns or injuries, shyness or antisocial behavior, sudden changes in behavior, drastic weight loss or gain, poor school attendance, complaints of genital pain, pregnancy, poor social relationships and self-isolation.
is a failure to act on a child’s behalf. It may not produce visible signs, and it usually occurs over time. Neglect can be physical, emotional or educational. Indicators of neglect could be chronic hunger, tiredness, child appearing malnourished, untreated illness or injury, a lack of housing or items to meet the child’s basic needs.