All child protection services now available to 16- and 17-year-olds

youmatterposterENChildren’s Aid Societies across Ontario are now able to provide a full range of child protection services to 16- and 17-year-olds. This means that, if you are 16 or 17 years old and feel in need of support and protection, you may approach a Children’s Aid Society and voluntarily create a service agreement giving you all that is entitled to a youth in care. This also means that, if you suspect that a 16- or 17-year-old is being abused or neglected, you may choose to report this to a Children’s Aid Society and your concerns will be addressed.

We have been actively lobbying government to raise the age of protection for some time, and are very pleased to see this change take place, as it will increase the welfare of children in our community.

Posted in General News
Subscribe to our newsletter
We've recently switched the format of our newsletter from a paper version to digital. To get our new monthly newsletter, please fill in the details below.