Feb 6, 2013 10:08 PM by Connie Murphy

Colo. officials to set up child abuse hotline

DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials are setting up a statewide telephone hotline for people to report child abuse and neglect as they work to improve the state's child welfare system.

The Denver Post ( reports Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday announced reforms including the hotline and new training on how to assess reports of child abuse and neglect. State lawmakers also plan to seek a study of workloads of child protection workers.

The changes follow the deaths of 175 children under state supervision over the past six years.

The state will also build a website where the public can see how county child welfare departments are faring at protecting children.




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