DUTY TO REPORT
Section 72 of the Child and Family Services Act 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
"Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect" explains the duty to report section
of the Act and answers common questions about your reporting responsibilities.
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
A phone call to us will bring help to a child who is being or
at-risk of being abused or neglected.
If you suspect child neglect or abuse, please call us immediately.
905.895.2318 | 1.800.718.3850
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You do not need proof of abuse or neglect, your suspicions are enough.
The CAS is responsible for investigating and assessing abuse and neglect, and the ultimate