Child Abuse

  • sad abused student

    Contact: the Cumberland County Department of Social Services (DSS) at 910-677-2450 to report suspected child abuse or neglect during normal business hours. After hours, call 910-489-4583. If you have concerns about these things in your home or the home of a friend, contact child protective services. Information received is kept in the strictest confidence possible to maintain everyone's safety.


    No one has the right to abuse you or anyone you know.

    No child or teens should be:

    • Physically hurt by an adult
    • Bullied or called bad names by an adult
    • Scarred by violence in their home
    • Forced to go without food in their home
    • Touched by an adult in areas normally covered by underwear except for the purposes of a medical exam by a medical professional.


    It is not your fault if you are being treated this way. 

    It is wrong if you are suffering this pain, fear, or sadness.

    Some people scare or threaten children so that they won’t tell. If any of these have happened to you or a friend, you do not have to handle this alone. There are people who care about you and want to help. When you tell someone, you can get the help you need to stop the abuse or neglect.


    Resources and Information:

    Childhelp North Carolina: National Child Abuse Hotline 24/7 - Call (800)4-A-Child or (800)422-4453


    For More Information:

    Contact the school counselor or social worker at your school for assistance linking to additional community resources.

  • Student Services

    2465 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28306
    Phone: 910-678-2433
    Fax: 910-678-2617

    Dr. Natasha Scott, MSW
    Executive Director