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Child Safety

Child protection comes into play for complaints of the following nature:

  • complaints concerning sexual abuse of children under 14 years old
  • sexual assault complaints pertaining to youths between 14 and 17 years old where the suspect is in a position of trust or authority over the youth
  • serious physical assaults and neglect issues pertaining to children under 14 years old
  • incidents of stranger abductions of children under 14 years old
  • incidents of parental abductions where the children are at imminent risk or harm, or are known to have been taken

Reporting Abuse

Everyone in the community has the responsibility of reporting child abuse. Complaints can be directed to your local police.


  • Kids Help Phone - 800-668-6868
    • Provides kids with support information and referral to local community or social service if necessary
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi Youth Help Line - 800-268-9688
    • Peer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited or questioning youth
  • Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre - 905-372-1545; Crisis Line - 905-372-0746 or 800-263-3757
    • 40 Swayne Street Shelter services for women and their children and other support programs
  • Community Services Information Line - 211 or 866-743-7818
    • Information about social services in Northumberland County
  • Northumberland Children's Services- Highland Shores Children's Aid