What to do if you see or
suspect child abuse
Under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, anyone who has reasonable and probable grounds to believe a child is being sexually, physically, emotionally abused or neglected has a legal obligation to file a report with the authorities.
Reporting child abuse
The risks of not making a report
far outweigh the risks of reporting unfounded allegations of child abuse. A report can be made to your local police agency or anonymously through Crime Stoppers or the Child abuse Hotline.
Reporting online exploitation
If you encounter the online exploitation of children or any material that depicts child abuse, an anonymous online report must be
made to the Canadian Centre for
Child Protection’s Cybertip.
Learn more about reporting child abuse HERE.