Mandated reporters are volunteers involved with children in any capacity or any of the following individuals performing their occupational duties:
Reporting suspected abuse is the most important step you can take to protecting our children. If you suspect abuse, call the agencies listed below or if the child is in immediate danger CALL 911 – You may remain anonymous.
When making a report of suspected abuse please be prepared to provide the following information if you have it:
ALWAYS report all concerns to local law enforcement. If you also have concerns regarding a child’s safety from a caregiver in their home, then also report to the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) Statewide Hotline: 1-855-452-5437
(The Department of Child and Family Services investigate if the child lives with the offender or the offender is a caretaker of the child.)
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department: (318) 675-2170
Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Department: (318) 965-2203
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Department: (318) 872-3956
Webster Parish Sheriff’s Department: (318) 377-1515
(These agencies investigate if the abuse occurred outside the city limits.)
Shreveport Police Department: (318) 673-7300
Bossier City Police Department: (318) 741-8611
(These agencies investigate if the abuse occurred inside the city limits.)
Helpline for parenting tips or support: 1-800-348-KIDS (5437)
Gingerbread House: (318) 674-2900
If you have questions about who to call or when to call, please feel free to call the Gingerbread House Child Advocacy Center.