October is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Poster-thumbnailSpeak up for kids and help raise awareness about the importance of calling Children’s Aid if you are concerned about the safety and well-being of a child. Many people worry that their call to Children’s Aid will lead to splitting up a family, however, most of the time, that is not what happens. Last year, 98% of the children we served remained in their own homes.

There are many types of child abuse including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and exposure to domestic violence. Child neglect is also considered an equally serious child protection concern, and can be more damaging than any other kind of abuse.

Child neglect can be difficult to assess, as harm caused by the absence of something is not always readily apparent. Child neglect can be caused by the failure of parent or caregivers to meet a child’s basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing, education, supervision, medical care, and safe surroundings.

As always, if you suspect a child is being abused, you have a responsibility to call us. We will investigate the situation and determine if your suspicion is correct. Your call could be the most important in a child’s life!

Our daytime number is 905-525-2012, and our after-hours number is 905-522-8053.

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