All adults in North Carolina are required to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
If you suspect that a child's health or safety is jeopardized due to abuse or neglect by parents or other caretaker who has custody of the child, contact Carteret County Department of Social Services - CPS.
Hours of Operation
CPS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An on-call social worker responds to emergency situations, which cannot be handled during regular office hours - nights, weekends, holidays, etc.
Call Carteret County DSS at (252) 728-3181 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. After hours, on weekends and holidays, call (252) 726-1911 and request an on-call social worker.