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||Resource centre that provides the public with information and education to help them deal with family law issues Information about legal services, the court process…|
|Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa Police Service - Victim Support Unit||Early intervention and crisis intervention needs assessment safety planning referrals to community services enhanced support for vulnerable victims|
|Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa Police Service - Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Section||Investigates sexual assault and incidents of child abuse and neglect collaborates with other social service agencies to provide education and awareness programs|
|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…|
|Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault Program||Provides four hours of free legal advice to those who qualify by phone or video chat 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…|