Reporting Child Abuse
How do you report suspected child abuse in Iowa?
Anyone who suspects that children are being abused should contact the Iowa Department of Human Services. If you believe the child is in imminent danger, CALL 911 immediately. Otherwise, you can call the Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can remain anonymous, but the more details you provide about the suspected abuse, the more likely DHS will intervene.