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Abuse & staying safe

Information on abuse and staying safe, for seniors, children, and families.

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Seniors’ rights and elder abuse

Seniors’ rights and elder abuse

When someone in a trusted relationship with an older person does something that harms or distresses them, this is elder abuse. Learn what options exist if you suspect elder abuse.

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Family violence

Family violence

If you or someone you know is a victim of family violence, there is help. You can get in touch with the police, community workers, the court system, or all of these resources as needed. Learn steps you can take to stay safe and protect yourself and your family.

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Peace bonds and assault charges

Peace bonds and assault charges

If someone threatens to hurt you or damage your property, a peace bond can offer protection. Learn how they work, and the steps involved in applying for a peace bond.

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Reporting suspected child abuse

Reporting suspected child abuse

The law protects children from physical and sexual abuse, as well as neglect. Learn how child protection laws work and what to do if you think a child is being abused.

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Child protection and removal

Child protection and removal

When someone reports that a child has been abused or is at risk, this sets a legal process in motion, aimed at keeping the child safe. Learn about child protection law.

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