Child Protection

After Hours

For all child protection concerns, please call our 24-hour support line: 519-753-8681.

Duty to Report

Protecting children from abuse and neglect is everyone’s responsibility.

A Children’s Aid Society in Ontario is mandated by law, under the Child and Family Services Act, to investigate allegations or evidence that children under the age of 16 may be in need of protection.

This means that anyone who knows or suspects that a child might be at risk of abuse must report this information to their local Children’s Aid Society. In Brant County, call 519-753-8681. This is a 24 hour service.

You cannot rely on someone else to do this on your behalf.

If you become aware of a second incident of abuse to the same child, do not assume that Brant Family and Children’s Services knows this. You must report the information again.

In order to investigate a report of abuse, a service worker will need some information. If you know any of the following information, please tell the worker:

  • The child’s first and last name
  • The parent(s)’ names
  • The age of the child
  • Home address
  • The child’s school

TOGETHER WE CAN KEEP CHILDREN SAFE FROM HARM!!

Please click here to view a copy of our Philosophy of Service Manual. (PDF)

Please click here to view a copy of our policies and procedures for working with families and communities. (PDF)

Please click here to view a copy of our policies and procedures for supervised visits with children. (PDF)

Please click here to view a copy of our policies and procedures for supervising staff. (PDF)