MONROE – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Union County Department of Social Services wants to bring attention to the issue of child abuse in Union County.
In 2011, Union County DSS received more than 1,000 reports of child abuse/neglect, or dependency. Eighty-five children were placed by the court system in the custody of UCDSS.
You can help stop child abuse. In North Carolina, everyone is a mandated reporter. Anyone who has cause to believe that a child may be abused has a legal duty to make a report. If you know or suspect that a child is being harmed, call Union County DSS at 704-296-4300 to report your concerns or to get information related to abuse, neglect and dependency of a child.