These are run by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Texas law says anyone who thinks a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report it to DFPS.
Adult Protective Services responsibilities include: Investigating reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Conducting investigations and providing services when those adults live in the community. Educating the public about prevention of elder abuse.
The Department of Family and Protective Services provides this secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older. Call the Texas Abuse Hotline if for any reason you have trouble .
Health and human services prepares our contracted providers and other stakeholders with the tools they need to do business with us, including online and in-person training.