Crime Prevention Guide

POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 91 Report child abuse Offices with ChildWelfare Services Child welfare services include child protection and supports for children in care, including foster care and adoption. Annapolis District Office - ChildWelfare Annapolis District Office - ChildWelfare 5495 Granville Road PO Box 70 Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0 Phone: 902-532-2337 Fax: 902-532-5858 Antigonish District Office - ChildWelfare 229 Main Street Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C1 Phone: 902-863-3213 Fax: 902-863-7549 If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please contact the child welfare agency in the area where the child lives. It is best if you contact the agency by telephone or in person.To find the child welfare agency in your area, please contact the agency or district office of the Department of Community Services nearest you for more information. After regular business hours call 1-866-922-2434 if you believe a child is in immediate danger. Child protection services are about protecting children under 19 from abuse and/or neglect while making every effort to keep families together. Under the Children and Family Services Act, designated social workers in child welfare agencies are required to assess reports of alleged child abuse and neglect. Everyone has the duty to immediately report to a child welfare agency even a suspicion that a child under 19 may be in need of protective services. Reports may be made anonymously. Once a report is made, child protection social workers assess the information provided to determine an appropriate response. District offices of Community Services in Cape Breton Regional Municipality Cape Breton-Victoria District Office - ChildWelfare Suite 31, Provincial Building 360 Prince Street Sydney, NS, B1P 5L1 Phone: 902-563-3400 Fax: 902-563-3660 Glace Bay District Office - ChildWelfare 2nd Floor, Senators' Place 633 Main Street Glace Bay, NS Phone: 902-842-4000 Fax: 902-842-4091 North Sydney District Office - ChildWelfare 184 Commercial Street North Sydney, NS B2A 3Y7 Phone: 902-794-5110 Fax: 902-794-5171 (continued)