Protecting Children

At the Catholic Children’s Aid Society, we believe we all share a responsibility to protect children from harm.  If you have reasonable grounds to suspect that a child is at risk of abuse or neglect you have a legal responsibility to promptly report it to a Children’s Aid Society. You are not required to prove that abuse or neglect has or could happen. Our child protection workers use a professional, standardized process to determine if reported concerns require further investigation.

Professionals who work with children, such as teachers, child care workers and doctors have a special duty to report concerns of abuse and neglect to a Children’s Aid Society.

Learn more about your legal duty to report click here.

Learn the signs of child abuse or neglect click here.

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Responding to Your Calls

Keeping Families Together

Involving You in Planning For Your Child's Care

Responding to Your Concerns