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Preventing Child Abuse

Early intervention and prevention are the best ways to deal with child abuse and neglect.  By working together with families, we can offer support and help to help them change the circumstances that may lead to a child being abused or neglected. We encourage families who need help to contact our agency before problems escalate so we can assist.


We connect families with many community resources to help them deal with the challenges they face. Learn more about the many community partners who help us keep children and youth safe.


Child Abuse Review Team

As part of the Child and Family Services Act, Peel Children’s Aid is required to form a Child Abuse Review Team (CART). Members of CART come from Peel Children’s Aid, the medical community, police, education, community counseling services and Office of the Crown Attorney. This team reviews cases of abuse and works together to identify ways to prevent abuse and protect children. It also focuses on prevention and education to raise awareness to prevent child abuse from happening in our community.


Protecting children is a community responsibility. If you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a child, please contact us