Child Welfare Services

To protect the community and slow the spread of COVID-19, Child Welfare is closed to the public beginning Thursday, March 19th.  Information on access to Health and Humans Services Agency Programs during COVID-19


If you are concerned that a child is experiencing abuse or neglect, please make a report immediately by calling the Child Welfare Services Hotline.


The hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at 530-273-4291 or toll-free 888-456-9380.

If you wish to make a report to Adult Protective Services, you may do so by calling 530-265-1639 or faxing your report to 530-470-2625.

Report Suspected

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

Any concerned person can report known or suspected child abuse or neglect.

Foster Parent

Becoming a Foster Parent

Find more information on local foster parent opportunities.

Child Welfare

Child Welfare: a Parents Guide

Child Welfare Services is a 24 hour service for children in Nevada County who are newborn to age 18 and possible victims of child abuse, neglect or exploitation. Read more in our Parents Guide (PDF).


Services Provided by Child Welfare Services

Our emphasis is on crisis intervention and avoiding further intervention, such as Juvenile Court action. Access more information on our services.

Mandated Reporting

Who is a Mandated Reporter & What Does That Mean?

The Child Abuse and Reporting Act includes a list of mandated reporters and requirements