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Child Protection

Most people in our community want and try to be good parents. The majority are capable and responsible in caring for and protecting their children.

There are times when some parents may mistreat or harm their children due to problems they are having in their family. When a request for help or a report is made to Dufferin Child and Family Services, that a child has been or is suspected of being mistreated or harmed, a Child Protection Worker will become involved by speaking with everyone in the family to determine what is happening and what services may be of help to protect the child from risk of harm.

If you suspect child abuse or neglect report the information to Dufferin Child and Family at 519-941-1530, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Ministry of the Attorney General is asking anyone who believes they may have been impacted by a Motherisk test to call 1-844-303-5476.