Reporting A Concern

If you have concerns about a child, please call us immediately at

519 - 336 - 0623  or toll free at 855-436-0623

All CAS's have emergency service 24 hours a day, everyday, so you can call anytime.
To Report A Concern via an online form, please click here.

Below is information from Ontario's Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) on Child Protection.

Duty to Report 

Ontario's Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) provides for a broad range of services for families and children, including children who are or may be victims of child abuse or neglect.

The paramount purpose of the Act is to promote the best interests, protection and well being of children.

The Act recognizes that each of us has a responsibility for the welfare of children. It states clearly that members of the public, including professionals who work with children, have an obligation to report promptly to a children's aid society if they suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection.

The Act defines the term "child in need of protection" and sets out what must be reported to a children's aid society. This definition (CFSA s.72(1)) is set out in detail on the following pages. It includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and risk of harm.

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