Children & Youth Agency

About Us
The Lancaster County Children and Youth Social Service Agency is a public child welfare agency mandated to provide protection services to Lancaster County's children and their families. The Agency investigates all reports of child abuse and neglect and provides intervention services to address safety threats and risk factors and stabilize the family. The Agency's mission is to address the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth at risk of abuse and neglect.

In 2012, the Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency investigated 1,041 cases of suspected child abuse and 1,143 reports of child neglect.

Referrals & Reports
Referrals can be made to the agency by calling 717-299-7925 during business hours. To report abuse, call 800-932-0313 toll free anytime.

If a crisis occurs after business hours, a standby case worker is available by calling the Medical Bureau at 717-396-8085. If it is a situation involving a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.