Each October, Ontario’s Children’s Aid Societies raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Last year, 171,000 referrals about possible abuse and neglect of children and youth were received by Children’s Aid and 47,925 families received ongoing protection services from a Children’s Aid Society after an investigation.
Every Ontarian has a moral and legal role to play in protecting children and supporting vulnerable families in our communities. By being alert to the signs of abuse and knowing who to call to help a child at risk of harm, everyone can help prevent child abuse and neglect.
Children’s Aid relies on the voice of the media and our community partners to alert communities to their role in supporting the welfare of children and families. It takes a community to keep children safe!