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Child abuse

The Calgary Police Service’s Child Abuse Unit is committed to reducing the frequency and the impact of child abuse and neglect in the City of Calgary by investigating all cases of sexual abuse of children, by holding offenders accountable and by collaborating with partner agencies in the community.

If you suspect child abuse, please report it immediately.

What is child abuse?

Child abuse​ includes neglect, and/or the emotional, physical or sexual mistreatment of a child by any person, including a parent, guardian or caregiver, which may result in physical or psychological harm to the child.

Investigating child abuse

Child abuse includes neglect, and/or the emotional, physical or sexual mistreatment of a child by any person, including a parent, guardian or caregiver, which may result in physical or psychological harm to the child.

The Child Abuse Unit of the Calgary Police Service investigates all cases of sexual abuse of children, as well as cases of severe physical abuse. Less severe physical abuse is investigated by the Child at Risk Response Team (CARRT) officer or officers from the appropriate district. Most unit investigations are jointly done with an investigator from Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority.

Resources for child abuse

If you or someone you know has been a victim of abuse, you can seek help from one of the following organizations:

Telephone support is available at the following numbers:

Resource Phone number
Child Intervention Services Intake Line 403-297-2995 (24 hours)
Alberta Supports Contact Centre 1-877-644-9992
Bullying Help Line 1-888-456-2323
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-387-KIDS (5437)
Family Violence Info Line 310-1818 (Toll-free and 24 hours)
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (24 hours)

Community partners

The Calgary Police Service partners with the following agencies when investigating and deailing with cases of child abuse:

Additional Resources

The following sites also provide additional assistance:

www.protectchildren.ca
www.cybertip.ca
www.missingkids.ca
www.needhelpnow.ca
www.kidsintheknow.ca
www.commit2kids.ca