Children's Aid: Information for Parents

A children's aid society (CAS) has a duty to protect children under age 16. It protects children from abuse or neglect. It also helps parents and children with problems.

This fact sheet has information about:

  • When does a CAS check on a family?
  • How does a CAS hear that a child might not be safe?
  • What if a CAS worker contacts me?
  • What can the CAS do?
  • What if the CAS takes my child away from me?
  • Will I need to go to court?
  • How to get help

Produced by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario).

Last updated: June 14, 2023 1004770