Child Abuse & Intervention
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Child intervention services are focused on the well-being of children and youth, supporting families to be healthy, and ensuring children grow up in safe and nurturing homes.
When parents are unable or unwilling to ensure the well-being of their children, especially if there is reason to believe a child is being neglected or abused, the situation is investigated by Human Services.
If you suspect a child is being abused, contact your local office or call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1 800 387 KIDS (5437).
Alberta Human Services only deals with cases where abuse is caused or allowed by a child’s parent or guardian. If you suspect a child is being abused by someone other than a parent or guardian, please call your local police.
For many families, early intervention services are all they need to help them parent, manage their child’s behaviour or create a more stable home environment.
For families who are struggling, they can get help through two programs:
Child intervention services are provided in Alberta through Child and Family Services offices and 18 Delegated First Nation Agencies (DFNA). You can find your local office here.