TN Law REQUIRES ALL persons to make a report when they SUSPECT abuse, neglect or exploitation of children.


Click Here to Submit a Child Abuse Referral in Tennessee

Is the situation a life-threatening emergency?

Contact 911 immediately if the situation is a life-threatening emergency.

This reporting system is provided for your convenience to report suspected instances of abuse or neglect that do not require an emergency response. An emergency is a situation where a child appears to face an immediate risk of abuse or neglect that could result in death or serious harm. If you have any doubts whether your referral is an emergency, please call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-877-237-0004 or 1-877-54ABUSE (1-877-542-2873) instead of using this on-line referral application. Please call the Child Abuse Hotline to report any Child Death or Child Near Death situations that are from suspected abuse or neglect.