Enhancing little one welfare requires extra workers and funds, not a brand new division

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If you’re involved a few little one being uncared for or abused, name Maine’s 24-hour hotline at 800-452-1999 or 711 to talk with a baby protecting specialist. Calls could also be made anonymously. For extra info, go to maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/reporting_abuse.

In Maine, like many different states, the variety of youngsters in state custody rose throughout the pandemic. On the identical time, studies to little one abuse hotlines decreased as did the variety of youngsters seen in hospital emergency rooms with indicators of neglect and abuse, though those that have been seen usually had extra extreme accidents than in a typical yr.

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