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How to Report a Situation
You can report a situation to the DYP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by telephone or in writing. Information on how to contact the DYP in each region of Québec is given in the Contact Informations of the DYP page.
Making a report means contacting the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) to inform him about a situation:
That you are concerned about
That causes you to believe that a child’s security or development is in danger
You may know that such a situation exists, for instance:
Because the child or his parents confided in you
Because of attitudes and behaviours that you noticed in the child or his parents
Because of what you have seen yourself
Making a report to the DYP is a confidential process.
Information to be provided
If you make a report, you will have to provide the following information:
Your name and contact information to identify you as the reporter (person reporting a situation to the DYP). This information will remain confidential and cannot be disclosed. You can make a report anonymously (without identifying yourself), but it is easier for the DYP to assess the report if he knows the identity of the reporter. For example, he will be able to obtain more information about the child’s situation
Any information you can provide to help identify the child
What you know about the child’s situation that causes you to believe that his security or development is or may be in danger
Have the parents tried to seek help to address the situation?
Community resources that are already helping or could help the child or his parents
Does the child know someone who can help him or his parents? For example, extended family, spouse of one of the parents, neighbour, friend, other persons.
Are there resources that are already intervening with the child or his parents? For example, an integrated health and social services centre (CISSS) or integrated university health and social services centre (CIUSSS), daycare, school, community organizations or others.
Questions about situations of sexual or physical abuse only
Do you know who the suspected perpetrator of the abuse is (parent, brother, sister, spouse of one of the parents, extended family member, another adult, another minor)?
What is the suspected perpetrator’s name? How old is he?
Does the child still have contact with this person?