Child Protective Services

Who should report?

In North Carolina, any person who has cause to suspect a child is being maltreated (abused or neglected, or is dependent), is required by law to report their concerns to a county child welfare services agency.

Reporting Abuse/Neglect

Reports of child abuse, neglect and/or dependency should be made when any person suspects a child is being maltreated.

How to Report

Carteret County Department of Social Services (DSS) Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake receives reports of suspected child abuse, neglect and/or dependency 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Call the Carteret County DSS at 252-728-3181 Monday through Friday, from 8:00am-5:00pm.

After hours, on weekends and holiday, please call Carteret County Communications Center 252-726-1911 and then ask for the Carteret County DSS on call social worker. The Communications Center will contact the on call social worker who will return your call.