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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 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…
Ontario Legal Information Centre The Centre offers legal information and referral services on a confidential basis: offering legal information and referral services offering public legal education presentations to its…
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
ABLE2 - Reach Legal Services 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.…
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 up to four hours of free legal advice to those who qualify by phone or video chat from one or more lawyers on referral…
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