Child protection

Child protection/removal

If a child’s safety is at risk, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (or an Aboriginal delegated agency) must look into it. If necessary, the ministry must take the child from the home.

Child protection is the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. It involves measures and structures designed to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect. “Child protection | RCPCH”, (2017), online: Rcpchacuk <http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/improving-child-health/child-protection/child-protection>.