Duty to Report
Each of us has a responsibility to protect children and youth from harm.
Under section 72 of the Child and Family Services Act, every person who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection must promptly report the suspicion and the information upon which it is based to a Children’s Aid Society.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to be certain that a child is or may be in need of protection to make a report to a Children’s Aid Society. Far from it. If you have seen or heard something that has you concerned about the safety or well-being of a child, you owe it to them to make a call.
If you're concerned about the safety or well-being of a child, contact us at 613-747-7800.