Reporting Abuse

"Under section 125 of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, every person who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection must promptly report the suspicion and the information upon which it is based to a Children’s Aid Society. This includes persons who perform professional or official duties with respect to children, such as health care workers, teachers, operators or employees of child care programs or centers, police and lawyers."

Although there is no duty to report concerns about a child 16 years of age or older, the Society does accept referrals about youth up until the age of 18 years.

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Click here to read 'Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect' brochure