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Empowering Adults to Protect Children in North Carolina

The Mission

As a dedicated resource hub for child abuse, W⁵'s principal goal is to inform all North Carolina adults about their ethical and legal duties to safeguard children by reporting any form of child abuse and neglect, underscoring that children shouldn't bear the burden of self-protection.

Child abuse and neglect, unsettling issues affecting countless young lives, can be mitigated through increased awareness and education. We assert that knowledge is power, enabling adults to create a safer environment for children statewide.

Our website serves as an inclusive information hub on child abuse, providing necessary tools, insights, and support for reporting child neglect. We recognize the difficulties in spotting and addressing these distressing situations, but we're committed to assisting you at every stage.

By joining forces, we can drive significant change. Align with us in our mission to protect and empower the children of North Carolina. Let's collaboratively strive for a future where every child is protected, nurtured, and free from harm.

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In the state of NC anyone over the age of 18 are considered a state mandated reporter of suspected child abuse.

Child Abuse

When making a report it is important to specify what forms of abuse the child is experiencing. Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Witness to Violence, or Dependency.


Your local child protective services agency and law enforcement are available 24/7 to receive child abuse reports. No matter when the abuse happened, it is crucial to make a report as soon as you become aware.


Where the abuse takes place is an important factor in the reporting process. North Carolina has 100 counties, each with their own jurisdiction. 

It's The LAW

In the state of NC anyone over the age of 18 are considered a state mandated reporter of suspected child abuse.


Breaking the Silence:

Empowering Voices against Child Abuse and Neglect

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Why The Pinwheel?

Pinwheels have been used as a symbol of peace, happiness, and prosperity in various cultures throughout history. In some cultures, pinwheels were used to ward off evil spirits or to bring good luck and fortune. Today, pinwheels are often used as a decorative item or toy for children, and they continue to be used as a symbol of hope and positive change in many contexts.

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These maps are valuable resource that provides a visual representation of all the county-specific law enforcement agencies and social services offices across the state of North Carolina. This meticulously curated map offers a user-friendly interface to easily locate and access contact information for sheriffs' offices and DSS offices in each county.


With this interactive map, individuals can effortlessly navigate through North Carolina's diverse counties, empowering them to find the relevant law enforcement and social services resources they need. Whether you are a resident, a visitor, or someone seeking assistance or information in a specific county, this map serves as a comprehensive guide, saving you time and effort.

By leveraging the power of Google Maps, this custom application features intuitive controls, such as zooming in and out, panning, and search functionality, allowing users to pinpoint their desired location with ease. The map's visual markers represent each county in North Carolina, ensuring a quick overview of the state's layout.

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