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Wayne County gets toll free number to receive child abuse reports

Contact: Maureen Sorbet or Karen Stock (517) 373-7394
Agency: Human Services

January 17, 2007

DETROIT - Wayne County has implemented a dedicated, toll-free 1-800 telephone number to better handle reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.

The number, 1-800-716-2234, is intended for the exclusive use of reporting incidents of suspected child abuse or neglect for all of Wayne County. Other Wayne County matters related to foster care, child placements, adoptions or assistance programs should be directed to the clients' regular contacts.

The new number was implemented to create a faster response time, to address the growing number of child abuse complaints and to assist mandated reporters and others who must promptly report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. This number is for the exclusive use of reporting child abuse and neglect issues for Wayne County only. Reports of child abuse and neglect outside of Wayne County should continue to use the Child Protective Services telephone number listed in their community directories.

"This number will help speed the reporting process and, consequently, speed investigations of these reports," said Georgia Cambell, district manager of Central Operations for Wayne County Child and Family Services. "As always, emergencies should be reported to 911 for immediate action."

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