Report Abuse

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

Report suspected child maltreatment

You can report suspected child maltreatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

  • Call Child Protective Services at 218-726-2012 (South) or 218-471-7128  (North)
  • Click link below and fill out tthe Maltreatment Reporting Form

Mandated reporters

  • Must report suspected child maltreatment over the phone within 24 hours.
  • Must submit a written report within 72 hours.

St. Louis County County investigates and assesses situations when a child's health or welfare may be at risk due to abuse, neglect or maltreatment. Child Protective Services may be provided to assure the safety of the child.

If out-of-home placement is necessary, due to significant and ongoing safety issues, work will continue with the parents toward returning the child home as soon as it is safe to do so. In cases when a safe return to the parents' home is not possible, alternative, permanent options are identified, which could include transfer of legal custody or adoption

In an emergency call 9-1-1 to reach your local Law Enforcement agency.

Child Abuse Reporting Contacts

Initial Intervention Unit (IIU)
Fax: 218-725-5118

Initial Intervention Unit (IIU)
Fax: 218-471-7503


All contacts

Mandated Reporters

Minnesota Statutes Section 260E : Any professional who knows or has reason to believe a child is being neglected or physically or sexually abused, or has been neglected or physically or sexually abused within the preceding three years, shall immediately report the information to the local welfare agency, agency responsible for assessing or investigating the report, police department, or the county sheriff.  An oral report shall be made immediately by telephone or otherwise. Report shall be followed within 72 hours, exclusive of weekends and holidays, by a report in writing.