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How ChildLine Protects Children 

The Mission of ChildLine is to accept calls from the public and professional sources 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Cultural sensitivity and courteous demeanor will be displayed at all times to all callers. ChildLine will provide information, counseling, and referral services for families and children to ensure the safety and well being of the children of Pennsylvania.

Reporting Child Abuse, Call 800-932-0313:

The Intake Unit (800-932-0313) is available 24 hours to receive reports of suspected child abuse. Professionals who come into contact with children are required to report when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child under the care, supervision, guidance or training of that person or of their agency, institution or organization is an abused child. In addition, any person may report suspected abuse, even if the individual wishes to remain anonymous.

Each call is answered by a trained intake specialist who will interview the caller to determine the most appropriate course of action. Actions include forwarding a report to a county agency for investigation as child abuse or general protective services, forwarding a report directly to law enforcement officials or refer the caller to local social services (such as counseling, financial aid and legal services).

YWCA Lancaster

24 hour Sexual Assault hotline
Staffed by direct services personnel and trained volunteers:
If you are a victim of sexual assault and need immediate assistance please contact the toll free hotline at 1-888-772-7227. 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Cybertipline/Child Pornography Tipline
The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for reporting crimes against children including: 
  • Possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography
  • Online enticement of children for sexual acts
  • Child prostitution
  • Sex Tourism Involving Children
  • Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
  • Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
  • Misleading Domain Names
  • Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet
Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.

Covenant House crisis counselors utilize a database of more than 30,000 social service and child welfare agencies so callers can be connected with immediate assistance from whichever state or territory a call originates. They answer thousands of phone calls every year from kids, parents, and caregivers dealing with serious problems like abuse, running away, and suicide.

NINELINE (1-800-999-9999) is toll-free, a confidential crisis hotline that operates 365 days a year, 2pm-midnight across all time zones. Acercatel (01-800-110-1010), our telephone hotline in Mexico, is also available to homeless kids struggling to survive.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking.

It is not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority. 
Call us at: 1-888-3737-888
Llama la linea gratuita y confidencial: 1-888-3737-888
  • Denunciar casos de trata;
  • Conectarse con servicios en su localidad;
  • Pedir información o recursos en español sobre la trata de personas y la esclavitud moderna.
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