DUTY TO REPORT

We all share a responsibility to protect children from harm. Ontario's Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) provides for protection for these children.

The Act (Section 72.) states that members of the public, including professionals who work with children, must promptly report any suspicions that a child is or may be in need of protection to a children's aid society. The Act defines the phrase "child in need of protection" and sets out what must be reported to a children's aid society.

This "reporting Child Abuse and Neglect" brochure explains the "duty to report" section of the Child and Family Services Act and answers common questions about your reporting responsibilities.

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect