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Organization: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting - Halton  
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Halton Children's Aid Society * Halton Regional Police Services
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Service Description: By law, any individual (including professionals, officials and members of the public) witnessing or with reasonable grounds to suspect an act of child abuse, neglect, abandonment, desertion or need for protection must report the incident to:
Halton Children's Aid Society, 905-333-4441

If the matter is urgent and the Children's Aid Society cannot be reached, call Halton Regional Police Service, 905-825-4747 ext 5155.

The Duty to Report applies to any child who is, or appears to be, under the age of 16 years, and to children already under a child protection order who are 16 and 17 years old.

On January 1, 2018, Ontario raised the age of protection from 16 to 18. A professional, or member of the public, who is concerned that a 16 or 17 year old is or may be in need of protection may, but is not required to, make a report to a society and the society is required to assess the reported information

The Duty to Report applies even when the information is otherwise confidential or privileged, and overrides any other provincial statutes, specifically any provisions that would otherwise prohibit someone from making a disclosure.

Fees: None
Application: No application required
Eligibility / Target Population: No restrictions
Languages: English
Area Served:
Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, North West Mississauga, Oakville, South West Mississauga, Wellington  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare

This information was last completely updated on October 16, 2018

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