Get Help Now ASKING FOR HELP If a child is in danger of abuse, or if you are a child in need of assistance, here is how to ask for help. 51A-REPORT In any case of suspected or alleged abuse of a child, a call is made to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and a report is filed. This is called a 51A report. RESOURCES In addition to our CACs the following resources are good places to reach out for assistance. LOCATE A CAC Visit our CAC map to locate the CAC closest to you.