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


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