Learn the Signs and Make the Call
National Child Abuse Prevention Month offers a reminder to all Albertans to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect, and to report any incident in which they believe a child or youth may need help.
“All Albertans have a responsibility to protect our children. Make the call that will enable a family to get the help and support it needs.”
~ Irfan Sabir, Minister, Human Services
Learn the Signs
There are many signs of child abuse or neglect. A child who is abused may:
- appear to be continually hungry, dirty or unsuitably dressed for the weather;
- be withdrawn or aggressive; or
- have unexplained bruises or injuries.
Find out more about recognizing and reporting child abuse in Alberta.
Make the Call
Anyone who has concerns about a child’s safety or well-being should contact his or her local Child and Family Services Office, Delegated First Nations Agency, or police.
The confidential Child Abuse Hotline is also available at 1-800-387-KIDS (5437), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more about the signs of child abuse and how to help, visit humanservices.alberta.ca.