Report Suspected Child Abuse

1.  Call the Department of Family and Children's Services Child Abuse and Neglect Center at tel. (408)299-2071.

2.  Complete a State of California Suspected Child Abuse Report (SS8572)

3.  Mail the written report (SS8572) within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident to the:

Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services

Child Abuse and Neglect Center

373 West Julian St. - Second Floor

San Jose CA 95110

Mandated reporters have immunity from civil or criminal liability as a result of making the report.

Failure to report a suspected abuse carries a punishment not to exceed six months in jail or $1000 or both.

The identity of all persons who report shall be confidential. No supervisor or administrator may impede or prohibit reporting.