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Report Suspected Abuse or Neglect: 24-hour Hotlines

    • Child Neglect or Abuse

    • Adult or Elder Neglect or Abuse

    • Information on the Shelter of Gaston County (domestic violence shelter)


If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call the
24-hour Child Protective Services Hotline:
704-862-7555

Anyone who suspects a Gaston County child is being abused or neglected or who thinks a Gaston County child may have died from being mistreated is required by North Carolina law to report this to our Social Services division. By law, the identity of the person making the report is kept private. The person who makes the report cannot be criminally or legally liable if the report was made in good faith.

Read more about signs of child abuse and neglect and reporting suspected abuse or neglect at the N.C. Division of Social Services Web site..

If you think the situation you are concerned about is an emergency, immediately call 911.


 If you suspect an adult is being abused, exploited, or is no longer able to take care of himself or herself, please call the
24-hour Adult Protective Services Hotline:
704-862-7575

Anyone who suspects a Gaston County adult is being abused or neglected or who thinks a Gaston County adult may have died from being mistreated is required by North Carolina law to report this to our Social Services division. You may remain anonymous if you choose.

If you think the situation you are concerned about is an emergency, immediately call 911.


Information on the Shelter of Gaston County

The Shelter of Gaston County provides victims of domestic violence with emergency shelter, advocacy and support.
Shelter of Gaston County 24-hour Crisis Line
704-853-6000

For more information about the Shelter, visit their Web site.