Are you reporting child abuse? Please call 1-800-252-5400

If you have cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect, you MUST call the toll-free, 24-hour Texas abuse hotline at 1-800-252-5400 or report online.

Are you reporting child abuse in a different state?

In a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. To report child abuse in a different state, please call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453.

Has your child been referred to the Center for Child Protection?

Please call 512-472-1164 for more information.


The Center for Child Protection provides outpatient services to families who are referred by members of the Child Protection Team.  We cannot respond on our website or social media to specific questions regarding personal situations, diagnoses, treatment or crisis. If you or someone you know is in danger, call 911. If it is not an emergency, below is a list of useful resources.

National Crisis Hotlines

Austin Texas

  • Child Abuse or Neglect: Texas DFPS hotline:   Phone: 1.800.252.5400
  • Child Sex Trafficking: Austin Police Department Human Trafficking and Vice Unit:  Phone:  512.974.4786