We all have an obligation to report suspected child abuse and neglect. If you know or suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection, please contact us. Your prompt action could make a real difference in the life of a child.
Call us day or night, 7 days a week
For more information on your duty to report suspected child abuse and neglect, please click
below toÂ view the video byÂ Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services
and to viewÂ the Government of Ontario brochure.
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Professionals in our Community
Working With Our Community
Family and Children’s Services protects and helps children by offering support programs that assist families feeling challenged by the sometimes overwhelming daily struggles of raising a family. We often partner with other community agencies to deliver programs that make a positive difference to families in need.
If a community member believes a child is being abused or neglected, it is a legal responsibility to report concerns to F&CS. As part of its legal duty, F&CS must then look into every report it receives. To investigate, a Family Service worker may talk to the parents, child and other people who know the child to decide how best to help based on their findings. Our goal is to help families find the support they need to care for their children.