Our Youth Protection Services receive every year over 3000 reports (signalements). It is primarily due to a person?s concern about the well-being of a child, and this person sharing it with us, that we are able to protect.
The Youth Protection Act (YPA) stipulates that children and youths between the ages of 0 and 18, are in need of protection in any of the following 6 situations:
- psychological ill-treatment;
- sexual abuse;
- physical abuse;
- serious behavioural disturbance.
The Youth Protection Act (YPA) also considers that children or youths may be in need of protection if they :
- run away;
- are not attending school;
- have been abandoned by their parents after being placed in foster care by virtue of the Act Respecting Health Services and Social Services.
You are concerned by the situation of a child who may experience any of these situations?
A child or youth has told you about his problems and you don?t know what to do?
Call our services and say that you wish to make a report (or signalement) or just say that you wish to talk to someone about the situation of a child that concerns you.