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