Reporting possible child abuse or neglect:
If you have a concern about the safety or well-being of a child, you are required by provincial law to contact the Ministry of Children and Family Development Helpline: 310-1234
You do not have to have all of the details to make a report nor do you need to have proof that abuse or neglect has occurred – this will be assessed by MCFD.
Anyone who has reason to believe that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected has a legal duty under the Child, Family and Community Service Act to report the matter.
How to report
If you know of a child who may be being neglected or abused, or may be at risk of neglect or abuse:
• Dial 310-1234 (no area code needed).
• To use the Telephone Device for the Deaf, dial 1-866-660-0505.
• Provide your information to the child protection worker/intake worker.
For full information on reporting child abuse, see the MCFD website page that provides this information: