Get help

If you or someone else are in immediate danger, please call 911 or your local police.

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What to do if your child is missing

  1. Immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
  2. After you have reported your child missing to law enforcement, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678).
  3. If your child is missing from home, search through:
    • Closets.
    • Piles of laundry.
    • In and under beds.
    • Inside large appliances.
    • Vehicles – including trunks.
    • Anywhere else that a child may crawl or hide.
  4. Notify the store manager or security office if your child cannot be found when in a store. Then immediately call your local law enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action in place.
  5. When you call law enforcement
    Provide law enforcement with your child’s name, date of birth, height, weight, and descriptions of any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing.
  6. Request law enforcement authorities immediately enter your child’s name and identifying information into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center Missing Person File.


Information provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Report Child Exploitation

NCMEC's Cyber Tipline

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children.

The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child sexual abuse material, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet.

Make a report >

Information provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

You are not alone

It’s helpful to have support in your own community after a sexual assault. Local service providers make it easy for you to access care, and they are knowledgeable about the laws in your area and local resources that can assist you.

Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673).

You’ll be connected to a trained staff member from a local sexual assault service provider in your area. You can also search for the nearest provider by state and ZIP code at

Information provided by RAINN

Is there a child missing or being exploited?

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has a dedicated Cyber Tip Line and Phone Line – CALL 24/7.

1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

Need safety and support after sexual abuse?

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is “the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization”

Call 24/7, Live Chat, or get the App. 


1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

Need protection during or after sex and labor trafficking abuse?

The Human Trafficking Hotline is Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is operated by Polaris.
Call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP to 233733.


Need to report a federal crime?

The federal government has a hotline to report victim identification or suspicious criminal activity. Call 24/7 at 1-866-347-2433.
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