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Parent resources - protecting your children

Calgary's children and youth are of great importance to the Calgary Police Service. Crime and violence involving children and youth is a serious concern for families, communities, schools, governments and youth themselves.

We believe that addressing the root causes of youth crime and victimization early on will make a positive, lasting change in the lives of youth and their families. Youth Intervention Programs offered by the Calgary Police Service include: Youth at Risk Development (YARD), Multi Agency School Support Teams (MASST), The Gateway Initiative and About Face.

Report missing children by calling 9-1-1 or the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Report crime and suspicious activity by calling the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Protecting your children

The following crime and safety concerns can affect your family - stay informed on the dangers that your kids may encounter:

Resources and programs for parents

Kids Help Phone: If your child won't talk to you, Kids Help Phone is a toll-free, 24-hour resource available to them at 1–800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone

Bully Free Alberta: Bully Free Alberta offers advice and support for bullying at 1-888-456-2323.

Missing Children’s Society of Canada: The Missing Children’s Society of Canada​ reuinties children with their families.

Block parents & block watch: The Block Watch and Block Parent programs are no longer in existence in Calgary. ​The Federation of Calgary Communities has begun some pilot programs using the philosophies of these former programs.

Mentoring programs: Contact the Calgary Police Service's Volunteer Resource Unit at 403-428-8321 or 403-428-8322.

Installing a car seat properly: Alberta Health Services runs a program offered by Public Health Nursing and Health Promotion to educate the public how to safely use a car seat and / or seat belt assembly for all children.