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Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse is the violence, mistreatment, or neglect that a child or adolescent may experience while in the care of someone they trust or depend on, such as a parent, sibling, other relative, caregiver, or guardian.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "The Children's Aid Society is involved with my family"
  • "I think my ex-partner is abusing our children."
  • "Some kids in my child's class never seem to bring a lunch to school."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Child Abuse and Neglect
Title Description
Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Superior Court of Justice - Family Law Information Centre, Ottawa - Elgin St, 2nd Flr Resource centre that provides the public with information and education to help them deal with family law issuesInformation about legal services, the court process and…
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa Police Service - Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Section COVID-19 (1 May 2020) Operates as usual.Investigates sexual assault and incidents of child abuse and neglect collaborates with other social service agencies to provide education…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa Supports families caring for children investigates allegations of child abuse or neglect protects children and, when necessary, ensures alternate care for children who may be…
Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa Police Service - Victim Support Unit On-site early intervention and crisis intervention needs assessment safety planning referrals to community services enhanced support for vulnerable victims  assistance with applications to VQRP+Victim Quick…
Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Program Provides four hours of free legal advice to those who qualify by phone or in person from one or more lawyers on referral list service…
Family Law Education for Women Campaign - METRAC Action on Violence Online resource of plain language legal information on women's rights under Ontario family law webinar recordings posted regularly on website how to find help with…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services