To report suspected maltreatment or abuse of a child or a vulnerable adult in an emergency, dial the police at 9-1-1.
Child Protection Reports
You can report suspected child maltreatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A child protection social worker will assist you even if you are not sure whether or not to make a report.
If you are a mandated reporter, you should call to make a report with 24 hours and personally file a written report within 72 hours of the verbal report (excluding weekends and holidays).
To make a child protection report by phone, call child protection services at 507-375-3294 or 888-299-5941, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and ask to speak with the Social Services Intake worker. For evenings, weekends, and holidays call 507-375-3121 and state that you need to make a child protection report.
Adult Protection/Vulnerable Adult Reports
To make an adult maltreatment/vulnerable adult report, call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) at 844-880-1574 (24 hours/day).