Child Abuse & Neglect
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Anyone who has reason to believe that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected has a legal duty under the Child, Family and Community Service Act to report the matter.

How to report

If a child is in immediate danger call 9-1-1.

If a child is not in immediate danger but you have reason to believe a child is being abused or neglected, call the Ministry for Children and Family Development: 1-800-663-9122, toll-free (24 hours a day).

What to report

The report should include:

  • the reporter's name, telephone number and relationship to the child;
  • any immediate concerns about the child's safety;
  • the location of the child; the child's age;
  • information on the situation including all physical and behavioural indicators observed;
  • information about the family, parents and alleged offenders;
  • the nature of the child's disabilities, if any;
  • the name of the key support person;
  • other child(ren) who may be affected;
  • information about other persons or agencies closely involved with the child and/or family;
  • and any other relevant information concerning the child and/or family such as language and culture.

Additional services

 

As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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