The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act defines child abuse and neglect as:
"Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm."
Signs of Physical Abuse:
Signs of Neglect:
Signs of Sexual Abuse:
Signs of Emotional abuse:
How to Report Abuse
Call 1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331
or go to:
Kentucky law requires reporting when any person knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected.