Reporting Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

It is the law that any person who has reasonable cause to believe that a disabled person is in need of Protective Services must report the case to the county Social Services Department (N.C.G.S. 108A-102). The reporter’s identity is kept confidential!

How to Report

Telephone, write, or visit the Forsyth County Dept. of Social Services when you have information about a disabled adult being abused, neglected or exploited. You should give the following information pertaining to the disabled adult:

  • Name, age and address of the disabled adult
  • Name and address of caretaker (if applicable)
  • Nature of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation
  • Other Pertinent Information
  • BY PHONE:
    (336) 703-3503
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    After hours and holidays call 911
  • BY FAX:
    (336) 727-8491
  • BY MAIL:
    Forsyth County Dept. of Social Services
    P.O. Box 999
    Winston-Salem, NC 27102
  • BY VISIT:
    741 Highland Avenue
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101