Child Welfare Services - Child Protection Services (aka Child Abuse; Child Neglect)

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Community Services (aka DCS)

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Contact Details

Child Welfare:
902-424-4150

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Service Website:
http://novascotia.ca/coms/families/abuse/index.html

Service Description

Child protection services are in place to protect children from abuse and/or neglect, while making every effort to keep families together. 

Designated social workers in child welfare agencies assess reports of possible child abuse and neglect, as set out under the Children and Family Services Act. If families are experiencing difficulties which place children at risk, social workers will work with them, and provide support and services, to help resolve the concerns.

Everyone who has information that a child may be in need of protective services, is required by law to report the concern to the local child welfare agency. Once a report is made, child protection staff will assess the information to determine appropriate response.

Eligibility

Ages 18 years and younger

Service Info

Service Website:
http://novascotia.ca/coms/families/abuse/index.html

Application Process:
If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please contact the child welfare office in the area where the child lives. It is best if you contact the agency by telephone or in person. After regular business hours, please call 1-866-922-2434 if you believe a child may be in immediate danger.

Documents Required:
No documents required

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French-speaking staff available upon request

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Locations

Hants County District Office - Child Welfare

50 Empire Lane, Suite 0090
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0

Child Welfare:
902-798-8319

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-798-3669

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible * Automatic entry doors

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Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services - Cape Breton Island - Eskasoni Office

61 Mini Mall Drive
Eskasoni, NS B1W 1A6

Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services:
902-379-2433

Fax:
902-379-2381

TollFree:
1-800-263-8300
Within Nova Scotia

Hours of Operation:
If you have any concerns or suspect a child is being abused in a First Nation Community, please call Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services immediately * They have a 24-hour emergency service, so you can call anytime

Accessibility:
Unknown

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Halifax Gottingen Street - Child Welfare

2131 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5Z7

Child Welfare:
902-425-5420

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-422-9424

Accessibility:
Automatic entry doors * Elevators * Braille numbering

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Yarmouth District Office - Child Welfare

Provincial Building
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2T1

Child Welfare:
902-742-0700

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-742-8945

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

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Shelburne District Office - Child Welfare

2447 Highway 3
Barrington, NS B0W 1E0

Child Welfare:
902-637-2337

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-637-2137

Location Description:
First floor

Accessibility:
One accessible parking spot * Accessible doors at front entrance

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Queens District Office - Child Welfare

123 Henry Hensey Drive
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0

Child Welfare:
902-354-3525

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-354-7460

Accessibility:
One accessible parking spot * Automatic doors at front entrance

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Lunenburg District Office - Child Welfare

Provincial Building
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8

Child Welfare:
902-543-4554

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-543-6186

Location Description:
First and second floors

Accessibility:
Ramp at back parking lot entrance * Automatic doors at both entrances * Elevator

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Kings District Office - Child Welfare

76 River Street
Kentville, NS B4N 1G9

Child Welfare:
902-678-6176

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-679-0522

TollFree:
1-877-424-1177
Child Welfare

Accessibility:
Automatic door at entrance * Elevator

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Inverness Richmond District Office - Child Welfare

Provincial Building, 4th Floor
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2J9

Child Welfare:
902-625-0660

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-625-4021

TollFree:
1-844-563-3400
Child Welfare

Accessibility:
Automatic door * Ramp * Elevator

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Sackville District Office - Child Welfare

Cobequid Community Health Centre
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 0A2

Child Welfare:
902-869-3600

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-864-4669

Accessibility:
Automatic entry doors * Elevators * Braille numbering

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Guysborough District Office - Child Welfare

Chedabucto Mall
Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0

Child Welfare:
902-533-4007

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-533-3822

TollFree:
1-888-919-4236
Child Welfare

Location Description:
Main level of building

Hours of Operation:
Closed 12 noon-1pm

Accessibility:
Automatic door at front * Accessible meeting rooms and washrooms * Accessible parking

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Digby District Office - Child Welfare

84 Warwick Street
Digby, NS B0V 1A0

Child Welfare:
902-245-5811

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-245-4121

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

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North Sydney District Office - Child Welfare

Parsons Building
North Sydney, NS B2A 3Y7

Child Welfare:
902-794-5110

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-794-5171

TollFree:
1-844-563-3400
Child Welfare

Accessibility:
Automatic doors at main entrance * Ground floor

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Antigonish District Office - Child Welfare

229 Main Street
Antigonish, NS B2G 2C1

Child Welfare:
902-863-3213

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-863-7549

TollFree:
1-888-919-4236
Child Welfare

Accessibility:
Automatic door at front elevator services * Accessible meeting rooms * Accessible washrooms * Accessible parking on Main Street in front of building

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Annapolis District Office - Child Welfare

5495 Granville Road
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

Child Welfare:
902-532-2337

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-532-5858

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

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Dartmouth Garland Avenue - Child Welfare

103 Garland Avenue, Suite 101
Dartmouth, NS B3B 0K5

Child Welfare:
902-424-3298

Report Child Abuse/Neglect:
1-833-424-5800
Toll Free

Report Child Abuse/Neglect:
902-424-5800

After Hours:
902-424-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-424-0625

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible * Automatic entry doors * Elevators

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Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services - Mainland Nova Scotia - Indian Brook Office

520 Church Street
Indian Brook, NS B0N 2H0

Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services:
902-758-3553

Fax:
902-758-2390

TollFree:
1-800-263-8686
Within Nova Scotia

Hours of Operation:
If you have any concerns or suspect a child is being abused in a First Nation Community, please call Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services immediately * They have a 24-hour emergency service, so you can call anytime

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible * Automatic doors at entrance * Ramp * Elevators

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Glace Bay District Office - Child Welfare

Senators' Place, 2nd Floor
Glace Bay, NS B1A 6J3

Child Welfare:
902-842-4000

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-842-4091

TollFree:
1-844-563-3400
Child Welfare

Accessibility:
Automatic doors at rear entrance (ground floor) * Elevators

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Cumberland District Office - Child Welfare

26-28 Prince Arthur Street, Suite 201
Amherst, NS B4H 1V6

Child Welfare:
902-667-3336

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-667-1594

TollFree:
1-888-919-4236
Child Welfare

Accessibility:
Ramp at entrance * Elevator * Automatic entrance doors * Braille on elevators, main exits and washrooms * Wheelchair accessible washrooms

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Pictou District Office - Child Welfare

161 Terra Cotta Drive
New Glasgow, NS B2H 6B6

Child Welfare:
902-755-5950

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-755-7367

TollFree:
1-888-919-4236
Child Welfare

Location Description:
Located in New Glasgow Business Park off Park Street, near New Glasgow Police Services

Accessibility:
Accessible parking * Automatic door at entrance * Accessible washrooms (with Braille lettering) * Accessible interview room

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Colchester District Office - Child Welfare

60 Lorne Street
Truro, NS B2N 3K3

Child Welfare:
902-893-5950

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-893-5609

TollFree:
1-888-919-4236
Child Welfare

Location Description:
Off Queen Street, near Cobequid Educational Centre

Accessibility:
Automatic doors, main level

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Halifax Bayers Road - Child Welfare

7071 Bayers Road, Suite 1001
Halifax, NS B3L 2C2

Child Welfare:
902-424-4150

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

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Cape Breton-Victoria District Office - Child Welfare

Provincial Building
Sydney, NS B1P 5L1

Child Welfare:
902-563-3400

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Fax:
902-563-3660

TollFree:
1-844-563-3400
Child Welfare

Accessibility:
Automatic doors at entrance * Ramp * Elevators

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Halifax Bayers Road - Child Welfare (aka Halifax Bayers)

Address:
7071 Bayers Road, Suite 1001
Halifax, NS B3L 2C2

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Mailing Address:
7071 Bayers Road, Suite 1001
Halifax, NS B3L 2C2

Site Info

Child Welfare:
902-424-4150

After Hours:
1-866-922-2434
After regular business hours and on holidays, please call this number if you believe a child may be in immediate danger

Site Hours:

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:

8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area:
Halifax Regional Municipality

Service Info

Service Website:
http://novascotia.ca/coms/families/abuse/index.html

Application Process:
If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please contact the child welfare office in the area where the child lives. It is best if you contact the agency by telephone or in person. After regular business hours, please call 1-866-922-2434 if you believe a child may be in immediate danger.

Documents Required:
No documents required

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French-speaking staff available upon request

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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