Report Abuse and Fraud
If you suspect a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected:
- If you believe the child is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately.
- Call the Abuse Hotline at 800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child.
- You may remain anonymous unless you are making a report as a mandatory reporter. If you are making report as a mandatory reporter, you must leave your name and contact information.
Download a PDF of the Guide for Mandatory Reporters (or download the Spanish Guide for Mandatory Reporters). For more information visit the Iowa DHS Child Abuse page.
Update: See important new information on Mandatory Reporter Training.
Click here to go to the Iowa DHS child welfare site
Dependent Adult Abuse
Call the Abuse Hotline at 800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information visit the Iowa DHS Dependent Adult Abuse page.
Click here to go to the Iowa DHS Adult Protective Services site.