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Child Abuse Prevention Month 311
Child Abuse Prevention Month

Speak Up for Kids - York Region Children's Aid Society Can Help

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month and York Region Children’s Aid Society is counting on you for your support to help protect children and youth in our community.

We know that schools, teachers and principals play an important role in keeping children safe. In 2015-2016 there were a total of 165,000 of referrals to Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario. A call to York Region Children’s Aid can lead to an offer of help for a family, child and youth.

Children’s Aid Societies, with the help of community partners, provide a broad range of services to children and families where there are concerns about safety and well-being. In addition to visiting children and families in their home, child welfare workers can help families obtain the services they may need, such as parenting or treatment programs for problems such as addictions, mental health, and anger management.

Every child and youth has a right to safety.

Break the silence and speak up if somebody you know needs your help.

If something a child says or does causes you to feel concerned about a child’s safety or well-being, please call York Region Children’s Aid Society to share those concerns at (905) 895-2318 or toll-free at 1-800-718-3850.

You do not have to be certain that abuse is happening. You just need to use your best judgment and make the call. York Region Children's Aid Society will then make an assessment using trained workers to determine the risk in a situation.

Learn more about how York Region Children’s Aid Society can help. Take a moment to read about their services and check out their resources.

To help spread awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month, York Region Children’s Aid Society is inviting all schools in York Region to wear purple on October 19, 2016. Wear purple and let us know that you have joined on to spread awareness about child abuse prevention. Your school will be joining hundreds of schools across the province in a purple wave. The purpose of a GO PURPLE Day is to raise awareness that every child and youth as the right to safety and to break their silence and to speaking out about abuse. To be part of this campaign or to learn more, contact 905-895-2318 ext. 6403 or

Available Resources:

Need more support and want to reach out to help for a child, youth or family?

Are you an educator wanting to learn more about how your call to children’s aid society can help?

  • Hear from a teacher about how a call can help a family and student in crisis.
  • Share this brochure at your schoolSpeak Up for Kids – Child Abuse Prevention Brochure and display this poster about how October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Want to learn more about provincial child welfare initiatives?

  • Follow the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies on Twitter: @our_children Kids Say video
  • Visit the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies yourchildrensaid YouTube channel

York Region Children’s Aid Society, we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone: (905) 895-2318 or 1-800-718-3850


Twitter: @YorkRegionCAS

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