Report Abuse and Fraud
If you suspect a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected:
- If you believe the child is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately.
- Call the Abuse Hotline at 800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child.
- You may remain anonymous unless you are making a report as a mandatory reporter. If you are making report as a mandatory reporter, you must leave your name and contact information.
Dependent Adult Abuse
Call the Abuse Hotline at 800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information visit the Iowa DHS Dependent Adult Abuse page.