Direction of youth protection
Per the Youth Protection Act, the Direction of Youth Protection receives reports regarding situations where the safety or development of children may be compromised. It also receives referrals and orders under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Other services are also rendered by youth protection, in particular for reunions and adoptions, under the Act respecting health services and social services or in connection with the adoption provisions of the Civil Code.
Report a child in difficulty
Reporting is the process of contacting the Direction of Youth Protection to report a situation that leads you to believe that the child is in danger or that his or her development is compromised.
Sometimes you may have concerns for a child, but you may not be sure you need to file a report. Do not hesitate to contact us to get answers to your questions and to have us guide you through the process.
In addition, every adult must provide the necessary assistance to a child who wishes to report his or her own situation, that of his or her siblings or that of another child known to him or her.
It is important to report! Only when a child's situation is reported can the Direction of Youth Protection intervene to ensure his or her protection. All reportings are confidential.