Children's aid: Information for parents (Fact sheet)
When does a CAS check on a family?
Parents have a legal duty to keep their children safe. A CAS may check on a family if they believe that:
- parents are violent to each other,
- parents do things that could harm their children, or
- a parent does not stop their partner, or other people, including other family members, from doing things that could harm their children.
Here are a few examples of acts that could lead a CAS to check on a family:
- insulting or yelling at children,
- hitting or tying up children,
- punishing children by refusing to give them food,
- touching children in a sexual way, or
- leaving children by themselves without someone who is old enough and able to take care of them.