Keeping young children safe in their homes, care settings and communities is one of the most important things we can do to make Washington a child-friendly state. The Department of Early Learning (DEL) is dedicated to providing information and resources on child safety to those who care for young children.

To report suspected or known child abuse or neglect, or for any licensing complaints, call 866-END-HARM (866-363-4276). Learn more about who is required to report child abuse and neglect.

Product safety notices and recalls

You can help keep children in your life safe by checking product safety news and recent recalls.
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Safe communities

Keeping children safe is the responsibility of the entire community around them, from making sure they are transported safely to preventing child abuse and neglect.
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Safe home environments

A major part of keeping your child safe and healthy is making sure that your home is a safe place.
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Licensing complaints

Occasionally, parents may need to report that a child care facility is not meeting licensing standards.
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Safe sleep

Learn about SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death; what you can do to reduce the risk of SIDS with recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, focusing on a safe sleep environment.
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