Children & Youth


Montgomery County’s Office of Children and Youth and the Juvenile Probation Office will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain input for the 2022/2023 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget. The request will be submitted by August 15, 2021 to the PA Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.  Interested persons are invited to attend the virtual meeting. 

Persons wishing to provide comments at the public meeting are welcomed to register for the event hereIf you are unable to attend the virtual public hearings and would like to provide input, please email us.

If you have been in foster care between the ages of 14-26,
please click here as you may be eligible for pandemic relief funds. 
Eligibility must be determined by September 30, 2021.check for us

The Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth, under Pennsylvania law, is mandated to investigate all reports of suspected abuse, neglect, or dependency of children from birth to age 18 in Montgomery County. Our professional staff investigate reports made to our office and work with families, when appropriate, to address conditions which adversely affect a child’s care. Our staff work with families directly and also coordinate services with community resources to improve family conditions. In-home services, placement services, and adoption services are integral to our child protective service function.

Office of Children and Youth Family Handbook

Mandated and Permissive Reporters

Whether you are someone required by law to report suspected child abuse (mandated reporter) or someone able and encouraged but not required by law to report suspected child abuse (permissive reporter), take action when you have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a victim of child abuse.
  • If the child is in immediate danger call 911
  • File an electronic report of suspected child abuse at 
  • Call ChildLine (800) 932-0313 and complete a CY 47, (only if you cannot file electronically) 
  • Notify your Administrator, Principal, Director, Etc. 
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Added Mandate:
  • Notify the local police department

Mandated and Permissive Reporter Training and Education

Please click here for more information about a FREE 3-hour on-line course through the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center and additional education offered by the Office of Children and Youth.

If you still have questions about Child Abuse reporting, call our office (610) 278-5800.