CAS Information

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Do supervised access programs provide service to children who are in the care of a Children's Aid Society?

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Do supervised access programs provide service to children who are in the care of a Children's Aid Society?

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No. Supervised access centres supervise visits and exchanges related to custody and access matters.
Child welfare (protection) cases are governed by the Child and Family Services Act and are typically supervised by the Children's Aid Society (CAS).

Q.

What if a Children’s Aid Society becomes involved in my case?

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What if a Children’s Aid Society becomes involved in my case?

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If at any point during the use of our program it is discovered that a children’s aid society has been involved with a family using our centre, visits will immediately be suspended until our program receives a letter “from the Children’s Aid Society that was involved” confirming that the Society has completed its investigation and is no longer involved.

Q.

If I suspect child abuse or neglect what should I do?

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If I suspect child abuse or neglect what should I do?

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Access for Parents and Children in Ontario is not a children's aid society. If you suspect a child may be in need of protection, you must contact one of the following children's aids societies that serve Toronto: 

  • Children's Aid Society of Toronto: 416-924-4646

  • Catholic Children's Aid Society: 416-395-1500

  • Jewish Child and Family Service: 416-638-7800

  • Native Child and Family Services of Toronto: 416-969-8510

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