Health and Community Services

Child Protection Services

A new campaign by the Provincial Government is sending a strong reminder to the public about the legal duty to report child abuse.

The campaign consists of a series of print and radio ads as well as brochures which outline the various forms of abuse and maltreatment, including physical, emotional or sexual harm, living with violence and being left without adequate supervision. The ads also direct the public to the phone numbers in each region where they can report child abuse.

The mandatory reporting of child abuse or maltreatment has been a part of provincial legislation since the 1970s and was updated in the more recent Child, Youth and Family Services Act, proclaimed in 2000.

For more information on the duty to report child abuse view the brochure. PDF (333 KB)

The Regional Health Authorities

Eastern Regional Health Authority
St. John's: (709) 752-4800
Rural Avalon: (709) 759-3354
Bonavista, Clarenville: (709) 468-5243
Burin: (709) 891-5025
Central Regional Health Authority
Gander: (709) 256-2500
Grand Falls-Windsor: (709) 292-2500-8150
Western Regional Health Authority
Corner Brook: (709) 637-5000
Stephenville: (709) 643-8700
Labrador / Grenfell Regional Health Authority
St. Anthony (709) 454-3333
Happy Valley-Goose Bay (709) 897-2000
Labrador City (709) 944-2632

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