Reporting Abuse & Neglect
Any individual who suspects that a child or an adult may be abused, neglected, dependent or a victim of exploitation shall make a report to the local department of social services.
Reports can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
During Business Hours: reports can be made in person in the Social Service Building B Annex on the Brunswick County Government Complex or by phone at 910-253-2077 or 910-253-2415
After-hours, weekends or holidays: Call 911 and ask to speak to the after-hours social worker. The 911 operator will contact the after-hours social worker who will return your call.
Courtesy Requests: Counties needing to request assistance with a child welfare issue can call our intake line at 910-253-2114 or 910-253-2185. After-hours, weekends or holidays, please call 910-253-7490 and ask to speak with the after-hours social worker.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.