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Philadelphia - Officials believe child abuse unreported as numbers go down

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Philadelphia child welfare officials are concerned about a drop in child abuse reports from the cities stay at home order K. Y. W. city hall bureau chief Pat Loeb reports they just don't believe abuses down but instead that it's going unreported the city's child abuse hotline averaged forty three calls a day during the second week of the stay at home order less than half the number received during the same week in twenty nineteen Sam Harrison who supervises the hot line believes because of decreased so steeply because children are not being seen by teachers childcare providers doctors and others who are known as mandated reporters we're calling on the community more Harrison says the department is counting on neighbors friends and families to be alert and for parents themselves to ask for help the whole process of the situation of Graham stressed or overwhelmed or on if we care for their children one he says the city's focuses on prevention and it could connect families to resources that can help Pat Loeb KYW newsradio and hotline numbers on our website KYW newsradio

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