Suspected ‘Child in Need of Protection’ Reporting – APS020

Reviewed/Revised: December 2018


It is the expectation of the Waterloo Catholic District School system that staff and volunteers will act promptly for the protection of the children in the care of staff, by reporting to a children’s aid society whenever they encounter cases of suspected ‘Child in Need of Protection’; Refer to Child in Need of Protection Definition – Child, Youth and Family Services Act 74(2) (APS020-AX: Appendix A). This suspicion must be regarded as an emergency of the utmost priority, and such cases must be acted upon immediately. The following procedure is designed to ensure compliance with the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) whenever it is suspected that a child is in need of protection.