Reporting to the Director of Youth Protection (DYP)

Screening of highly vulnerable children

Protecting children is not just the responsibility of parents, but also of the community as a whole. Whether you are a day care worker, a health care professional, a police officer, a neighbour, or a relative, you have an important role to play in identifying children in serious need of help.

Abandoned, neglected, psychologically abused, sexually abused, and physically abused children, as well as children who present serious behavioural problems must be reported.

Filing a report with the DYP

To break the silence of a child and of his environment, reporting, reporting a situation is a key element in the youth protection system. You don’t need to be absolutely certain that a child needs protection to report the situation. If you can deduce from observation or from statements by the child that there are reasonable grounds for suspicion, then call us.

Before reporting, make sure you can provide all the information:

The identity of the person who reports a child's situation will remain confidential.

How to report?
Call any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
1 800 463-1029 (toll-free)

You have concerns about a child but are uncertain whether or not you should file a report? In such cases, you can contact the DYP at 1 800 463-1029, who will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the necessary steps.

You can also refer the child or family to help resources.