Protect a Child


callFamily and Children’s Services Niagara
905-937-7731 or 1-888-937-7731

Niagara Regional Police Service


If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately.

It is your duty to report child abuse

In keeping with chapter 11, section 72 of the Child and Family Services Act, RSO 1990, if you have reasonable grounds to suspect that a child has or is likely to suffer physical or sexual abuse, sexual molestation, or sexual exploitation, you are required to report such an instance to the appropriate authorities.

Report by phone

Call Family and Children’s Services Niagara at either 905-937-7731 or 1-888-937-7731. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can report anonymously or give your name and ask to remain confidential. Please do NOT attempt to make a report or referral by email. Reports should be made by phone or in person.

Report online exploitation

Report online sexual exploitation of children at Canada’s national tip line,

Your immediate action is essential to ensure the safety of a child. For more information on reporting child abuse, visit the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies website.