Child Protection intervention is twofold. The first priority is to keep children safe and the second is to offer services when a case is initiated to address concerns that may be causing the immediate concern. This philosophy of early prevention and intervention with children, youth, and families has led to a decrease in foster care placement of children, a decrease in days that children and youth spending out of home placement, and the building of collaborative partnerships with community resources to address the needs of high-risk families.
Reporting Child Abuse
Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year. Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) to report concerns about a child’s safety and well-being. All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where a child resides. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.