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
|Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Superior Court of Justice - Family Law Information Centre||COVID 19: Courts are not operating as usual. Do not go to court unless you have been told to attend. Ontarians can continue to access the…|
|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…|