Frequently Asked Questions - Abuse
- Where can I anonymously report suspected abuse of a child?
- What happens when I report a case of child abuse?
- Am I legally obligated to report suspected child abuse?
- Where can I anonymously report suspected abuse of a senior?
- I think that my husband/boyfriend/wife/girlfriend is abusing my kids. What can I do?
- Can your department help me if I leave my husband/wife who is violent?
In the blue pages of your phone book there is a local listing under "Child Abuse/Neglect". You can also call toll free 1-888-992-2873.
Click here for more information or contact your local Social Development Regional office.
When you report a case of child neglect or abuse you will not have to give your name or any other personal information. We will ask you some questions about what you have seen. All your information will then be reviewed to determine whether the situation should be investigated. If so, it is sent to Child Protection Services for follow-up. If it is determined that the child is being physically and or emotionally abused and/or neglected, further action is taken to protect the child.
Yes, you are legally obligated to report suspected child abuse.
We have trained professional staff that can be contacted to begin the process of investigating a suspected case of adult/senior abuse.
Click here for more information or contact your local Social Development Regional Office.
You can contact your local office of the Department of Social Development and ask to speak with a social worker. They will assess the situation in order to determine how we can help your.Click here for more information or call 1-888-99-ABUSE (1-888-992-2873).
Across the province there are shelters who take in persons fleeing abusive relationships. Social Development has made significant changes to how we can help persons leaving abusive relationships. We may be able to provide you with financial help, depending on your monthly income. Contact the Social Development office in your area to find out how they can help