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    Child Abuse Prevention

    We are all responsible for making sure ECISD students are safe. We want your help to empower our communities with resources to support Texas children, youth, and families where they live, work, and play!

    For the month of April, we encourage you to promote child abuse prevention awareness within your networks. Our goal is to reach as many individuals as possible to equip families with knowledge and resources to support child abuse prevention practices in our communities. There are many resources available to help keep children safe. 

    If you have a concern about a child that may be in danger or may be a victim of abuse or neglect, please contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services or law enforcement. Call 1-800-252-5400 to make confidential reports, or report online at the Texas Abuse Hotline

     

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    Reporting Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

    If you suspect: 

    • A child is being abused or neglected report by phone or online

    Call the Texas DFPS Abuse Hotline toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide. 

    Report online only if the victim is not in immediate danger. 

    If the person is in immediate danger , contact 911, or local police, or ECISD police during school hours (432-456-9999). 

    Ways to Make a Report

    BY TEXAS LAW everyone in Texas is a mandated reporter. Professionals may not delegate the duty to report to anyone else. Professional reporters are required to report within 48 hours of becoming aware of the concern. 

     

    Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child in Texas: Reporting Basics