Child Abuse and Neglect

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The Chippewa County Children and Families Division provides services to protect children who have been abused and/or neglected or at substantial risk of abuse and/or neglect. It is our role to make sure that children have their basic needs met – adequate food, clothing, and shelter; and to make sure they are free from physical, sexual, or emotional injury or exploitation. Our access team is responsible for receiving reports of abuse and neglect, accepting requests for children with special needs services, and providing referrals and information to community services.

To learn more about child and family safety, visit the State of Wisconsin website:

https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/cwportal/safety

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To report child abuse and neglect or request other information, please contact The CAN Reporting Partnership SAFE LINE by calling

833-327-SAFE (7233) during the business hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.

After hours, weekends, and holidays reports may be made to local law enforcement.

The CAN Reporting Partnership receives reports from citizens and professionals. Your call will be answered by dedicated professional trained to solely receive  specific information regarding the child and family to determine whether Child Protective Services has authority to intervene.

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