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CFSD Child Abuse Prevention

Information and contacts pertaining to child abuse prevention. Reporting suspected child abuse.

Emergency Response Hotline Numbers for County Child Protective Services

Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training
On-line mandated reporter training continues to be funded by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention. The Chadwick Center for Children at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego offers such online training modules. The training defines the various requirements of the California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act and also offers specialized training for various occupational groups.

For more Mandated Reporter Training information, please contact Lisa Quinn at the Chadwick Center, Rady Children’s Hospital (858) 966-4972 or LQuinn@rchsd.org .

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Safely Surrendered Baby Hotline Information  (English) (Spanish)

Safely Surrendered Baby Law

TrustLine
TrustLine is the California registry of in-home childcare providers who have passed a background screening. All caregivers listed with TrustLine have been cleared through a fingerprint check of records at the California Department of Justice. This means they have no disqualifying criminal convictions or substantiated child abuse reports in California. It's invaluable information.

Office of Child Abuse Prevention
The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has been committed to improving the quality of life for California's children and families since 1977. To prevent child abuse and neglect, OCAP administers state and federal grants and coordinates local services that help strengthen and preserve families. OCAP also develops and distributes information to individuals and organizations.