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Child Protection

24-Hour Crisis Response

Child Protection

Dakota County Social Services investigates reports of child physical abuse, child sexual abuse and child neglect that are believed to be committed by a parent, relative or other household member. The agency also investigates reports of these incidents that are believed to have happened in a Dakota County child care home or foster care program.

Report child abuse
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call 952-891-7459. If ever a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police or sheriff's department.

Calls during the evening, weekend, or otherwise outside County office hours to report suspected child abuse or neglect should be made to the Dakota County Crisis Response Unit at 952-891-7171.

Come to the Mandated Reporter Workshop
Dakota County Child Protection is offering a free workshop to residents whose job requires them to report suspected child abuse and neglect to social services or law enforcement on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at the Rosemount Community Center. Find out more.

Last updated: 10/4/2016 6:47 AM