Child Care Aware of Missouri strives to improve the quality of child care, pre-school and after-school/out-of-school-time programs across the state. Our regional agencies work with child care centers and homes to help them start new programs, obtain financial and technical assistance, access professional development opportunities, and information about regulations, zoning, and resource development.
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If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please contact one of the following:
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential. (http://www.childhelp.org/pages/hotline-home)
The Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit (CA/NHU) accepts confidential reports of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Reports are received through a toll-free telephone line which is answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Members of certain occupational groups, such as teachers, social workers, and physicians, are mandated by law to make reports to the Hotline. Any person may report, and anonymous reports are accepted from individuals who are not mandated by occupation to report. Effective August 28, 2004, Missouri law requires Mandated Reporters to identify themselves when making a report. (http://dss.mo.gov/cd/can.htm)
Toll-free number begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-392-3738 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
For persons calling from outside Missouri 573-751-3448 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Text telephone number 1-800-669-8689 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting