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Child Abuse Hotline
800-25-ABUSE
(800-252-2873)

217-785-4020
(for international calls only)

DCFS Info and Assistance
(Advocacy Office)
800-232-3798
217-524-2029

Day Care Information
877-746-0829
312-328-2779

Foster Parent Hotline
800-624-KIDS
(800-624-5437)

Adoption Information
800-572-2390

Youth Hotline
800-232-3798

Missing Child Helpline
866-503-0184
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Inspector General
800-722-9124

Chicago Administrative Headquarters
100 West Randolph Street 6-200
Chicago IL 60601
312.814.6800
TTD 312.814.8783

Springfield Administrative Headquarters
406 East Monroe
Springfield IL 62701-1498
217.785.2509
TTD 217.785.6605

Media Inquiries/ Communications Office
312-814-6847

Illinois Putative Father Registry

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Illinois Amber Alert

Illinois Employer Report Form

  Welcome  

Together we can stop child abuse.

DCFS receives, investigates and acts upon a report of child abuse or neglect every five minutes, child sex abuse every two hours, and the death of a child by abuse or neglect every day and a half. Tens of thousands of children are safer thanks to those who call our Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-2873 each year. Unfortunately, up to 80 percent of abuse and neglect goes unreported, and one in five Illinois children is abused before the age of 18.

Working together, we can ensure a safe, loving home and brighter future for every child.

A safe, loving home and brighter future for every child

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  Latest News  

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. DCFS invites you to attend the Kickoff event closest to you. (3/7/2014)

Governor's Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month (3/28/14)

Joining Forces to Protect Illinois' Children: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (3/28/14)

FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET PROPOSAL: Notice to groups interested in Illinois Human Services (3/24/14)

Bowl for Kids Sake: Make a Difference for Teens! April 27, 2014, Fairview Heights IL. Click here for more information. (3/10/2014)

Director Bishop Resigns  (2/27/14)

Governor Quinn Names Arthur Bishop as Director of Department of Children and Family Services (1/24/14)

Governor Quinn Statement on the Passing of Richard Calica (12/23/13)

DCFS statement on the death of 7-month-old Lamya Hampton (11/12/13)

Updated monthly Child Abuse and Neglect Statistical Report, and the Executive Statistical Summary Report covering trends in child abuse, foster care and licensing outcomes.

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FY15 Budget Book (3/26/14).

Budget Briefing Presentation

2014 Scholarship Program information for current and former youth in care:Information Transmittal and CFS 438.

"You are Not Alone" Hotline Poster for Schools: English and Spanish

ABCs of Safe Sleep English and Spanish

Child Abuse Prevention Poster: English and Spanish

PARENTING AFTER TRAUMA: UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS - A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Drowning Prevention Fact Sheet: English and Spanish

Drowning Prevention Posters: English and Spanish

DCFS Annual Statistical Report FY2012

6 Ways to Keep Families Strong brochures

Manual for Mandated Reporters

New online mandated reporter training available

Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE training schedule

Monthly statistics by county and zip code for child abuse reports and children in foster care

Updated List of Illinois Licensed Adoption Agencies

Resources to Support Transitioning Needs for Older Youth

Illinois Putative Father Registry

Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood

Program Improvement Plan Resources

  Policy, Rules and Legal Notices  

Forensic Audit Contract Award Notice - 22031673

CFS Diligent Search Service Center – Contract Award Notice 22030841

CFS Putative Father Registry – Contract Award Notice 22030837

Digital Camera & Accessories – Contract Award Notice 22031077

Notice Regarding Julie Q. v. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Access to our list of forms

DCFS Departments records retention/disposition schedules

Financial Portfolio monthly reports

DCFS Conducting Title IV-E Illinois Birth Through Three (IB3) Demonstration Project

Children's SSI Application Program - Contract Award Notice 22030439

Records Management Program - Contract Award Notice 22030440

FY14 Contract - Changes from FY13 Boilerplate

FY14 Boilerplate

New Fingerprint Search Requirement

Important Information Regarding Supplement to Hill vs. Erickson Consent Decree If you are a pregnant or parenting ward of DCFS, this notice describes a recent supplement to the Hill Consent Decree which may impact your rights under the consent decree. Please read the notices carefully.

Affirmative Action: Now is the Time FY13

  Downloads  

NEW Foster Family Handbook  
Manual for Mandated Reporters Manual para los Delatores por Ley
Care Enough to Call Interésese lo suficiente para llamar
Advocacy Office for Children and Families La Oficina de abogacia para niños y familias
Preparing Children to Stay Alone Preparando a los niños para que se queden en casa solos
Adoption FAQs Preguntas frecuentes Adopción
You can make a difference in the life of a child in your community - Be a foster parent! Usted puede hacer una diferencia en la vida de un niño en su comunidad - ¡Sea un padre de crianza!

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Online Mandated Reporter Training
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Foster Kids are Our Kids campaign
DCFS Newsletters Online
SFI Initiative
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