How to Report Suspected
Child Abuse and Neglect
in Arkansas

If you suspect child abuse and neglect in Arkansas, please call 1-844-SAVE-A-CHILD (1-844-728-3244).

The Hotline Call Center is staffed by a team of specially trained personnel from the Crimes Against Children Division of Arkansas State Police. An investigation may ensue based upon reports which meet the criteria of state and federal laws.

Reports of child maltreatment can be reported by anyone, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, through two toll-free phone numbers 1-844-SAVE-A-CHILD (1-844-728-3244) or 1-800-482-5964.


Mandated reporters may use a telephone facsimile reporting template which can be found at
https://static.ark.org/eeuploads/asp/cacd_suspected_abuse_fax_template_112013.pdf

- The facsimile transmission number is (501) 618-8952.
https://ar.mandatedreporter.org/public/pdf/en/Signs-of-Child-Abuse-Neglect.pdf

- Training for mandated reporters in Arkansas is available online at
https://ar.mandatedreporter.org/UserAuth/Login!loginPage.action;jsessionid=FCB609DD751369C78E57DD2C692037B1

- Mandated reporters may also contact their nearest child advocacy center in Arkansas to obtain live training provided at no charge (Find a CAC).


For more information about reporting child abuse and neglect in Arkansas or to learn more about rape and domestic violence, click on the following links:
http://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/crimes-against-children/
http://www.accardv.uams.edu/
http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/dcfs/Pages/ChildProtectiveServices.aspx

Last year, Arkansas’ hotline reporting system received a call on average every 8 minutes.