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April 3, 2018 > Toll-free number to report child abuse goes live

Toll-free number to report child abuse goes live

Submitted By Santa Clara County

In conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency?s Department of Family and Children?s Services (DFCS) is introducing a new toll-free universal phone number to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect in Santa Clara County. The new toll-free number will reach the Child Abuse and Neglect Center (CANC) 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The new number is (833) SCC-KIDS (833-722-5437).

?We are proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and will raise a memorial flag at the County of Santa Clara Government Center through the month to remember children lost nationwide to violence,? said Supervisor Jose Simitian, President of the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors. ?We encourage everyone to call the toll-free number if they suspect child abuse is happening near them, and to participate in prevention and awareness activities to show their commitment to help prevent this horrendous crime.?

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