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Child Welfare Services

 Report Child Abuse in PA 
 Call 1-800-932-0313 

Visit the Keep Kids Safe website to learn the signs of abuse/neglect and for information for mandated reporters, details on how to get a clearance, training, and more for people who work with children.

Directory of Services 

The directory of services has information on:


Safe Haven

Safe Haven of Pennsylvania, also known as the Newborn Protection Act, was enacted in 2003 and amended in 2014. It states that a parent of a newborn may leave a child in the care of a hospital or a police officer at a police station without being criminally liable, as long as the child is no older than 28 days and is not harmed. Safe Haven gives parents a safe, legal, and confidential alternative to abandoning their baby.

Want to speak with someone about Safe Haven? Make a confidential call to (866) 921-7233.

Safe Haven Report forms


Adoption and Foster Care in PA

Every child deserves a loving, nurturing, permanent home where they feel cared for, safe and supported. Foster care provides temporary care with foster parents for children who are unable to remain in their own homes, while adoption connects children with their forever families. 

Preventive Services


Child Abuse Task Force 

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