Child Abuse

Child Abuse

The Clark County Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline number is (702) 399-0081. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In emergency situations, please call 911.

Submit a report online: Please do not use this website to report urgent or emergency situations. A report submitted online may take up to 24 hours to process. To help determine what is child abuse see Signs of Child Abuse.

Click here to submit a report onlineOnline reporting is for mandated reporters only.

(Anyone choosing to complete the form and submit it as an attachment, should email it to

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect 
The Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline takes reports of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Mental Injury, and Neglect. A caller making a report will be asked for as much identifying information about the family as possible.

The report must contain, if obtainable (NRS 432B.230): 

  • Name, address, age and sex of child
  • Name and address of the child's parents or other person who is responsible for his care
  • The nature and extent of the abuse or neglect of the child
  • Any evidence of previously known or suspected abuse or neglect of the child or child's siblings
  • The name, address and relationship, if known, of the person who is alleged to have abused or neglected the child
  • Any other information known to the person making the report

When you report child abuse or neglect, your name is confidential and can NEVER be disclosed.  Reports can also be made anonymously. 

Due to confidentiality, once a report is made, the department is unable to confirm or deny if there is an open case. If an investigation is initiated, the reporting party should receive a call within 72 hours or less. If you do not receive a call, the report is likely documented as information only.

When should a report be made? 
A person must report or act "as soon as reasonably practical." If, in light of all the surrounding facts and circumstances which are known or which reasonably should be known to the person at the time, a reasonable person would act within approximately the same period under those facts and circumstances (NRS 432B.121). 

A report of suspected child abuse or neglect is only a request for an investigation. The person making the report does not need to prove or provide proof that abuse has or may have occurred. Investigation is the responsibility of the Child Protective Services Agency and/or law enforcement. 

Additionally, the Department of Family Services offers parenting classes through our Parenting Project program.  The Parenting Project offers a series of programs to help parents be more effective in raising their children. More information about the Parenting Project is available here or by calling (702) 455-5295.

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