When a child is or may be in need of protection, because of possible abuse or neglect, it’s vital to contact a Children’s Aid Society promptly. The Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) recognizes that certain professionals have a duty to report abuse or neglect, when there are reasonable grounds to suspect it. That includes health care professionals.
Get contact and other information for all Ontario’s Children’s Aid Societies at www.oacas.org.
Visit the Ministry of Children and Youth Services: Reporting child abuse and neglect website.
Download the provincial government’s Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: It’s Your Duty brochure.