Sadly, because of the shelter-in-place order there are far fewer eyes and ears available to help ensure Santa Clara County children remain safe from abuse. That is why the Child Abuse Prevention Council has prepared a series of videos about how we can all work together to report suspected child abuse. The videos are available in:
The Council, along with the County, FIRST 5, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education have prepared a handout outlining potential signs of abuse and neglect and instructions about reporting suspected abuse. You can read it here
If you have concerns for a child's safety or well-being, please make a report by contacting the 24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-833-SCC-KIDS. If you witness an emergency, call 911.
It is up to all of us to keep the youngest members of our community safe.