To report suspected child abuse or neglect in Cumberland County call 910-677-2450 anytime. You do NOT have to give your name when making a report of suspected child abuse or neglect.
Who must report suspected abuse?
NC Reporting Law GS 7B-301
“Any person or institution that has cause to suspect that any juvenile is abused, neglected, or dependent as defined by GS 7B-101, or has died as a result of maltreatment, shall reportthat case to the director of the Department of Social Services in the county where that juvenile is found.”
Bottom line? In the state of North Carolina, EVERY individual is responsible for reporting any suspected child abuse. Period. This sometimes gets confusing when it comes to policies at places of employment, but the bottom line is that this state law overrules the policy of any employer or institution.