We all share the responsibility to protect children from harm. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, you must report it to the Children’s Aid Society now at 519-455-9000.
There are 4 types of child abuse:
Neglect is when a caregiver or parent fails to meet a child’s basic needs.
- Physical abuse
Physical abuse is the use of any physical force toward a child.
- Emotional abuse
Emotional abuse is the use of any mental or emotional actions or words that harm, criticize, frighten, threaten, or coerce a child.
- Sexual abuse
Sexual abuse is any sexual act directed toward a child.
Where can I find help?
The Children’s Aid Society London & Middlesex provides services to children and families to ensure that all children thrive in a safe, stable and loving family. Learn more about the four types of child abuse →
If you have thought about hurting your child, ask for help.
- Children’s Aid Society London & Middlesex
- Middlesex-London Health Unit
519-663-5317 ext. 2280
Speak with a Public Health Nurse (Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
1-866-797-0000 (crisis line)
24 hours, 7 days a week
- Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre
Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Date of creation: January 9, 2013
Last modified on: December 9, 2015