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Child Safety

Safe Sleep For Babies

Safe Sleeping for Infants
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Download Safe Sleep Palm Card (English | Español )

Download Safe Sleep Poster (English | Español )


Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Every child deserves to be safe. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the State Central Register at 1-800-342-3720. TDD: 1-800-638-5163

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911Learn how to report child abuse and neglect

Mandated Reporters: 1-800-635-1522. Learn more about making a report as a mandated reporter

Be Careful Who Cares for Your Child

Call 212-341-0999 to request copies or download the poster:


English Version (PDF)

Spanish Version (PDF)

Mandated Reporters Version (PDF)

Investigation Process: What Happens When You Report a Suspected Case of Child Abuse or Neglect? (PDF)

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The Safety First Office

The Safety First Office

This new Office provides immediate assistance to City agencies and foster care and preventive service providers and Child Care and Head Start programs that have concerns about the progress of a current or closed child protective investigation. Learn more or send an online request



Be Careful Who Cares For Your ChildBe Careful Who Cares for Your Child

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Mattingly launched an educational campaign urging New York parents to be cautious when leaving children with caregivers, even those who are relatives or close family friends. Learn more




Safe Haven LawSafe Haven Law (Abandoned Infant Protection Act)

Parents who are unable to care for their newborn infants may anonymously and legally leave their infant at a safe place such as a hospital.

Click here for more information

Or call: 866-505-SAFE (7233)



Take Good Care of Your BabyTake Good Care of Your Baby

NYC Children’s Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene launched a media campaign, making parents aware of important safety tips to keep young children safe.

Learn more


Helping Children Cope with Gun Violence Helping Children Cope with Gun Violence

Children and youth may have difficulty coping with the events that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Learn more about how to help keep children safe:

Click here for more information 




Booklet: Healthy ParentingBooklet: Healthy Parenting

Learn more about parenting and how to comfort your baby (PDF)

En Español: Crianza Saludable de los Hijos (PDF)

This booklet was created in collaboration between ACS and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.



 

Tune In For Child Safety

Tune in for Child SafetyThe City has launched Tune in for Child Safety, a new training program for child care workers to help them better recognize the signs of abuse and neglect and better protect the safety of New York City’s children.

Read the Press Release

Visit the Training Website