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Report child abuse or neglect

Always call 000 in an emergency.

Child abuse can happen to any child in any family.

I’m a concerned member of the public

If you're concerned about a child and have a reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused or neglected, phone the Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) 13 14 78.

The report line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The sa.gov.au website explains what you will need to include on your report

Information for mandated notifiers

The Department for Child Protection has information for mandated notifiers. This is people who are legally required to report suspected child abuse or neglect. 

Child Abuse Report Line

Phone: 131 478