Reporting Child Abuse

If you have reasonable cause to suspect abuse, you should:

  1. Immediately make a report to ChildLine (800-932-0313) who will help you understand the next steps for protecting a child who is at risk for abuse.
  2. Complete the CY-47 form online or on paper and then fax it to the county in which the suspected abuse occurred. See the Pennsylvania Children and Youth agencies fax number list per county.
  3. Register online at Keep Kids Safe PA, and use their online portal to report your concerns about a child’s safety:
This site is sponsored by Penn State’s Center for the Protection of Children, whose goal is to prevent and treat child abuse in all its forms. It was developed by the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine and the Center on Children and the Law at Penn State Dickinson School of Law.