Children and Youth Services
To report suspected child abuse:
Online Reporting Pennsylvania Child Welfare Information Solution
Toll-free Hotlie (ChildLine) Number 1-800-932-0313
McKean County Children and Youth Services
814-887-3350 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
814-887-4911 After business hours, weekends and holidays
If the child you are concerned about is currently in immediate danger, call 9-1-1
To assure that each reported incident of child abuse, as defined by law, is efficiently and thoroughly investigated and assessed to determine that children are safe; and
To assure that when it is necessary to remove children from parental care, timely permanency decisions and actions are made that promote the children’s welfare with consideration of having a strong family which promotes a safe, nurturing and healthy environment.
McKean County Children and Youth Services is the sole entity with ultimate responsibility (legal and financial) for the following:
- Investigating all reports of suspected child abuse;
- Assessing reports of children alleged to be at risk of child abuse and in need of protective services; and
- Providing and monitoring services:
- To prevent child abuse;
- To ensure child growth, permanency and well-being; and
- To preserve and stabilize families.
If you are interested in a merit-covered position, such as a County Caseworker-Children and Youth or County Caseworker-Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities, you will need to apply through www.employment.pa.gov rather than through the county office. This is a two-part process which will require you to take an exam to recieve a score which you will then use to apply for vacancies of interest. Please visit the County Caseworker tutorial for further instruction on the application process.