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Child abuse is never right and must be reported.
If you suspect that a child is being harmed, reporting your suspicions may protect the child and obtain help for the family.
  • If you are working with children, learn to recognise the signs of abuse and take action if you suspect that a child may have been abused.
  • Do not hesitate to report abuse that happened in the past but was not reported. The abuser may still be active and your action can save a child.
  • Any concerned person can report suspicions of child abuse. You do not have to prove it.
  • Do not turn a blind eye. It is our social and moral responsibility to get involved.
Reports of child abuse are confidential and names of anyone informing the authorities will not be made public. Or if you choose to, you may remain anonymous.
THE
CHILD
ACT 2001
Any medical officer or medical practitioner, childcare provider or member of the family must notify his / her concerns, suspicions or beliefs that a child may have been abused or neglected to the appropriate child protection authority in the country.
Failure to do so can result
in criminal charges.
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Child abuse is never right and must be reported.
CHILDLINE 15999
Call the 24-hour hotline – 15999 if you suspect a child is being harmed.
Prepare to provide the following information:
  • Address or location where the child is being abused or neglected
  • Type of abuse or facts of the case
  • Identity of the abuser or any information related to the abuser
Click here to find out what happens after a report on abuse or suspected abuse is made.
Reports of child abuse are confidential and names of anyone informing the authorities will not be made public. Or if you choose to you may remain anonymous.
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Child abuse is never right and must be reported.
POLICE
You may also lodge a report on child abuse or suspected abuse at the nearest police station regardless of whether the incident occurred within or outside the jurisdiction of that police station. If you are using a mobile phone, call 112 or 999, and if you are using a fixed line, call 999 and ask for the police.

Click here to view the 24-hour Helpdesk Hotline directory of the Polis Diraja Malaysia. (Royal Malaysian Police)
SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT
You can also contact the Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat – JKM in your city to make a report or to seek advice. Click here for the JKM directory.
GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL
If the child needs urgent medical attention, take the child to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department of the General Hospital, or go to the nearest hospital. Click here for the link to the Ministry of Health’s listing of Government hospitals nationwide.
Click here to find out what happens after a report on abuse or suspected abuse is made.