How To Report

If you suspect Child Abuse or Neglect, please contact the Department of Social Services during normal business hours at (410) 836-4713 or by FAX: (410) 836-4945. If it is after hours, please contact the Harford County Sheriff's Office at (410) 838-6600 or your appropriate local law enforcement agency.

Contact information for the Department of Social Services in other Maryland Counties can be accessed directly from the Department of Human Resources by clicking here.

It is everyone’s responsibility to protect children. In Maryland, if you are a health practitioner, educator, human service worker, or police officer, you are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect.