The Child Protective Services Program documents, assesses and investigates reports of alleged child abuse and/or neglect. In order for Child Protective Services to accept and respond to a report, it must be considered valid in all four of the following validity criteria: The alleged victim child or children are under the age of 18 at the time of the complaint/report, the alleged abuser must be a caretaker of the child, and, the circumstances/complaint alleges child abuse and/or neglect as defined in the Code of Virginia, and in guidelines established by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
For more information about Child Protective Services & Adult Protective Services, or to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation during regular business hours, please call (804) 805-8201.
If you are attempting to report a concern for Child Protective Services after business hours or a concern about a child who does not live in the City of Petersburg, please call (800) 552-7096. The new Mandated Reporter Portal can be accessed here. An overview of the Portal can be found on YouTube here.
If you are attempting to report a concern for Adult Protective Services after business hours or a concern about an adult who does not live in the City of Petersburg, please call (888) 832-3858.
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