We do not take reports of child neglect or abuse.


To report child abuse or neglect, please call 1-800-800-5556.


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If you have complaints or concerns regarding the Indiana Department of Child Services, please contact the DCS Ombudsman Bureau at 877-682-0101 or click on this link to go to their website.

The DCS Ombudsman Bureau was created in 2009 by the Indiana State Legislature.  The Bureau has the authority to receive, investigate and attempt to resolve complaints concerning the actions of the Department of Child Services (DCS) and to make recommendations to improve the child welfare system.  The Bureau operates independently of DCS and is housed in the Department of Administration.

Need Advice?

Call The Helpline

Kids don’t come with instruction manuals. Fortunately, the helpline is the next best thing. This toll-free number is available to connect you with professional advice on parenting.

Call 1-800-Children (1-800-244-5373) and talk to a trained individual who cares. Whether you need support, referrals for legal matters, or community resources for emergency assistance, we can help.

Get In Touch

Have a question? Want to learn more about how you can support our mission? We hope you’ll get in touch! Call, visit, or send us a note using the form on this page.

Do not use this form to report child abuse or neglect — Call 1-800-800-5556

Do not use this form to report DCS issues or complaints – please click here to report those issues.


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Indianapolis, IN 46208

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