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Duty to Report

Call the Helpline for Children at 310-1234 when you have a concern about the safety and well-being of a child outside of regular office hours (8:30am-4:30pm) for NIFCS or MCFD. This is a toll free number. It is a local telephone number anywhere in the province.

  • Under the Child and Family Services Act, anyone who believes a child may be in need of protection is required to report their concerns to a child welfare agency.

  • Community members have a duty to report their concerns in order to help protect children.

  • The Agency does not disclose the identity of the person who provides information.

  • The Agency is required to direct your concerns and also to report back to you the outcome of their investigation.

To use the Telephone Device for the Deaf, dial 1-866-660-0505

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