Child Protection

Child Abuse - To report call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178.  To find out more about child abuse under Iowa Laws, please visit the Child Abuse page for more information.

Child Welfare - Child welfare is the state's system of investigating and preventing abuse. Please visit the Child Welfare page for more information.  

Safe Haven - Allows parents, or another person who has the parent's authorization, to leave an infant up to 14 days old at a hospital or health care facility without fear of prosecution for abandonment.  Please visit the Safe Haven page for more information.