You do not need to have proof that abuse is occurring to make a report, only reasonable suspicion. Reasonable suspicion means that you have witnessed physical or behavioral signs of maltreatment, either in the child or parent/caregiver, or both. Or, you have received a disclosure from a child about abuse, neglect, or boundary violations towards them.
Who to Report to:
If an adult responsible for a child such as a parent or a guardian is suspected of sexually abusing a child, contact your local child protection services. Call the National Childhelp Child Abuse Hotline (1-800) 422-4453 or RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673) for guidance and to be directed to the proper service in your area.
If an adult who is not in a caregiving position with a child is suspected of sexual abuse, the local police should be notified.Concerns about child pornography can be reported to either the local police or anonymously to cybercrime tiplines like NCMEC 1-800-THE-LOST / CyberTipline or the Internet Watch Foundation.