Reporting Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

Action for Children North Carolina

Action for Children North Carolina's vision is that North Carolina will be the best place to be a child and raise a child. The organization's mission is to advocate for child well-being by educating and engaging all people across the state to ensure that our children are healthy, safe, well-educated and have every opportunity for success.


Interact is a private, non-profit, United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Interact also promotes violence-free relationships and communities through collaboration, public information, education, and advocacy.

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is the only statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect in all its forms. The organization is a state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America with a thriving statewide Prevention Network. The organization’s Prevention Network consists of over 300 organizations and professionals working to implement critical child abuse prevention programs in their local communities.

SAFEchild of North Carolina

SAFEchild works with parents, families and caregivers to create nurturing environments for children, free from abuse and neglect. With the ultimate vision of eliminating child abuse in Wake County, SAFEchild delivers support and education to families by helping them break negative parenting patterns, improve communication and relationship skills, and take advantage of community resources.

National Child Welfare Information Gateway

The National Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.


The development of a child's brain holds the key to the child's future. Although the "first years last forever" in terms of the rapid development of young children's brains, the actual first years of a child's life go by very quickly. So touch, talk, read, smile, sing, count and play with your children. It does more than make both of you feel good. It helps a child's brain develop and nourishes the child's potential for a lifetime.