Pediatric Protection Specialists Locations

Norton Children’s Pediatric Protection Specialists, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides specialized services to assess and treat possible child abuse and neglect. Our child protection team provides formal consultations and medical expertise on the diagnosis, documentation and follow up of suspected cases of child maltreatment. We provide assessments in Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as for all 120 counties in Kentucky.

Norton Children’s Pediatric Protection Specialists Locations

Norton Children’s Hospital
231 E. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 629-6000

Family & Children’s Place
1000 S. Fifth St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 893-3900, ext. 311

Indiana Child Advocacy Center
136 E. Cottom Ave.
New Albany, IN 47150
(502) 893-3900

Child Protection

Is it abuse?

Even if you’re not sure, you are required by law to report suspected abuse or neglect. Anonymous calls are accepted.

Kentucky: Call (877) KYSAFE1 (1-877-597-2331)

Indiana: (800) 800-5556

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

Pediatric Protection Specialists

Child Protection Team

Team members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

(502) 629-6000

COVID-19 hotline available for parents to ask questions

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The 24 offices of Norton Children’s Medical Associates, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, are keeping their normal hours for patients who need to see a pediatrician and meet either of the following criteria: […]

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For the second year in a row, Kentucky had the highest child abuse rate in the country — and it’s not even close. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment […]

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