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Reporting child abuse

Always call 000 in an emergency.

Child abuse can happen to any child in any family.

The information on the following pages is for mandated notifiers – those who are legally required to report suspected child abuse or neglect. 

I’m a concerned member of the public

If you are concerned about a child and have a reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused or neglected, phone the Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) 131 487.

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

For more information about what you as concerned member of the public need to include in your report, see the sa.gov.au website