Direction 1 of Strategic Plan – Strengthening Families
Our referral centre is taking a call from a teacher who suspects a child is being neglected. We can’t be everywhere. That’s why we rely on people, and especially professionals like teachers, doctors and others, to contact us when they have concerns about a child. In this case, our skilled referral centre staff take the call, listen to what the teacher says, ask some key questions, make an assessment using a standardized template and then assign it to one of our teams for action. The law in Ontario is clear. Any person who has reasonable grounds to suspect child is being maltreated MUST report it. But more than that, it’s the right thing to do. If a family you know needs help, the best thing to do is to help them by contacting us. We have people you can talk to 24/7, 365 days of the year. It takes a village to keep kids safe. If you suspect something, contact us. For more information, just look under the “Protection” tab on our website.