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Texas has both civil and criminal laws to protect children from use and neglect, protection that starts with a report:  the Texas Family Code requires that anyone who suspects child abuse or neglect MUST report it immediately to a state or local law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Texas has established the 24-hour TEXAS ABUSE HOTLINE (1-800-252-5400 or for that purpose.  The law specifies that DFPS keep confidential the identity of the person making the report.  If you believe the child is in immediate danger, contact 911 or local law enforcement.

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