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Parenting Information

Peel CAS is pleased to provide some helpful tips, resources and links to help parents and caregivers keep their children safe and secure. Many of these documents have been translated into several different languages. Please refer to our Multi-lingual publications list.


Checklist for Child Safety

Household accidents are some of the most frequent and preventable causes of injury to children. Your careful attention to potential hazards can keep them from getting hurt. This brochure offers some simple ways to help you keep your child safe at home, in the car and in your neighbourhood.

Home Alone

Deciding when a child can be left at home alone for a few hours is one of the most important choices a parent can make. Deciding factors include your child’s abilities, your commitment and legal responsibilities to your child, the safety of your home and your child’s reaction to being left alone. This brochure offers tips and questions to help you decide the answer to the question, “when can my child stay home alone?”

Home Alone (pdf)
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Safe Sleep

It’s very important to provide a safe sleep environment for infants, and to always put them down to sleep on their backs. Please refer to the Public Health Agency of Canada website for helpful tips and information for parents and caregivers.

Choosing a babysitter

Deciding on a babysitter for your child is one of the most important decisions you will have to make as a parent. This guide offers tips and things to consider when selecting a sitter.

Babysitting (pdf)
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Parenting after divorce

This online guide for parenting after separation or divorce includes guides for kids, teens and parents, with information especially for Ontario families.