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CHEO - Child and Youth Protection Service

Record #: 68969402 |  Last Full Update: 1 Nov 2023

Description and Services
Description (Service) Provides leadership within the hospital and community in protecting children and youth (under 18 years). Major emphasis on the provision of specialized medical and mental health services to children, youth and families where abuse or neglect is suspected or evident.

  • consultation and co-ordination for hospital cases of suspected abuse and neglect
  • assistance with urgent assessment and treatment through the Emergency Department
  • medical assessment and follow-up in a specialized outpatient clinic (Historical Sexual Abuse Clinic)
  • case review by the multidisciplinary inter-agency Child and Youth Protection Team
  • case consultation to community professionals
  • community and professional education regarding abuse and neglect
  • research and publication related to child abuse and neglect
  • partners in development of services and prevention programs
  • advocacy on child abuse issues
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility Children and youth up to 17 years and their families, when abuse or neglect is suspected or evident
Languages English, French
Application Referrals by the Children's Welfare Authority, hospital staff or community physicians.
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Frontenac County, Hastings County, Lanark County, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Lennox and Addington County, Ottawa, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Prince Edward County, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties

Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Main building, 401 Smyth Rd
1st Flr, Clinic C
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1

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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office 613-737-7600 ext 2677
Crisis 613-737-7600
Fax 613-738-4834
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