Helpline for Children
A child is anyone under the age of 19. Abuse can be physical, emotional or sexual. Abuse can be abandonment, desertion, neglect, ill-treatment, or failure to meet the physical, emotional needs or medical needs of a child. Abuse can be stopped.
Round the Clock Help
When it concerns abuse, anyone can call the Helpline for Children ... anytime, day or night. Simply dial "310-1234 (no area code needed)".
On the Other End of the Phone
There is always a social worker at the end of the telephone willing to listen, someone to take action, someone who cares. Just reach for the Helpline. Anyone can call.
A child who is being abused at home, at school, in the play ground - anywhere - can call for help.
Parents who are afraid they might hurt their child can call for help.
If you know a family where a child is being abused, call the Helpline. You can call anonymously.
You Are Responsible
If you are aware of a possible case of child abuse, you are required by provincial law to contact the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Your immediate action can prevent further child abuse and help the family. As long as your report is made in good faith, you are not liable for any loss or damage. Your call can help stop child abuse.
How to Reach the Helpline for Children
Pick up the phone.
Tell your story.
For more information, contact your local Ministry of Children and Family Development office.
Know a child who needs help? call 310-1234 (no area code needed)
This is a toll-free service. If you are calling from a pay-phone, there is no charge to call the operator.
To use the Telephone Device for the Deaf, dial 1-866-660-0505www.safekidsbc.ca
MCFD Regional Office Contacts
Locate an office in your region: