Child Protective Services

The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services recognizes that it is the responsibility of adults to keep children safe.

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What is Child Abuse & Neglect?

  • Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or a combination of any or all of these. The abuse does not have to necessarily be visible
  • The failure to give proper care and attention to a child, leaving a child unattended where the child’s health or well-being is harmed
  • An act or acts involving sexual molestation or exploitation whether physical injuries are sustained or not
  • The impairment of a child’ s mental or psychological ability to function

To Report Child Abuse & Neglect Call: 301-909-2450

To make a report, be prepared to provide:
  • The name and home address of the child and the caregiver
  • The present location of the child
  • The age of the child (or approximate age)
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To Learn More About the Signs and How to Spot Child Abuse Call: 301-909-2137.

Child Advocacy Center


The Child Advocacy Center provides a child-friendly, safe and supportive environment for abused and neglected children. A multi-disciplinary, joint investigative approach is used to lessen trauma to children and families. Combining the wisdom and professional knowledge of a "multidisciplinary team" ensures that children are not re-victimized by the system and that they and their families are provided the support and services needed.