Report Child Abuse

How to report concerns

There are several ways in which a person can contact the Authority to make a report. They are as follows:

  • Call the Children’s Authority Hotline: 996 or 800-2014
  • Send a fax: 625-4986
  • Email a report: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mail a report: 35A Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad


What happens when you make a report?

  • When you make a report to the Children’s Authority, the information is taken by one of our Children’s Services Associates, who will obtain as much information as possible on the child.
  • The Children’s Services Associate receiving the report will enter the data into a highly secure and confidential database.
  • Reporters will be given an identification number, which can be used to receive a brief update on the stage at which the report has reached. Details will not be provided on any case because of the child’s right to privacy.
  • The level of urgency will be determined and an investigation will follow.