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.