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Do you suspect abuse or neglect?

If you are a provider and know or suspect someone you are caring for is the victim of abuse it is mandated by law that you report it to the County Adult Protective Services agency, the County Children’s Protective Services agency, or local law enforcement.

Some of the more common types of abuse may include:

·      physical abuse

·      mental suffering

·      abandonment

·      isolation

·      financial abuse

·      neglect by others

·      self-neglect

·      abduction

·      sexual abuse

If you suspect abuse call:

Adult Protective Services—(800) 510-2020

Child Abuse Hotline—(800) 344-6000

The information about who reported the abuse will be kept confidential.