Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Site: Halton

Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Accessibility Fully Accessible - Halton Children's Aid Society * Halton Regional Police Services
Agency Information
Legal Status (99) Unknown / No Service
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) By law, any individual (including professionals, officials and members of the public) witnessing or with reasonable grounds to suspect an act of child abuse, neglect, abandonment, desertion or need for protection must report the incident to: 
Halton Children's Aid Society, 905-333-4441  
 
If the matter is urgent and the Children's Aid Society cannot be reached, call Halton Regional Police Service, 905-825-4777 ext 5155.  
 
The Duty to Report applies to any child who is, or appears to be, under the age of 16 years, and to children already under a child protection order who are 16 and 17 years old.  
 
The Duty to Report applies even when the information is otherwise confidential or privileged, and overrides any other provincial statutes, specifically any provisions that would otherwise prohibit someone from making a disclosure. 
 
The brochure Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: It’s Your Duty provides definitions as well as responsibilities of professionals, officials and members of the public under the Child and Family Services Act
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Not applicable
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Child Abuse Hotlines

Agency Overview


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