Child Abuse & Neglect

Report suspected child abuse or neglect by calling #SAFE (#7233) from a cell phone or 1-855-333-SAFE.

Protective Services strives to enhance the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families in New Mexico. We believe that a concern for children extends to all children in New Mexico, not just our own.

Protective Services receives reports of alleged child maltreatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through Statewide Central Intake at 1-855-333-SAFE (7233) or #SAFE from cell phones. We investigate reports of child maltreatment and intervene to keep New Mexico’s children safe. We provide foster care to approximately 2,500 children each day and work with families to enable parents to safely and appropriately care for their children. When that cannot be accomplished, Protective Services workers find safe, permanent families for children through adoption or permanent guardianship.