Government of Alberta

Ministry of Children's Services - Protection of Sexually Exploited Children


Description
Offers supports to children and youth who want to end their involvement in or are considered at risk for becoming involved in sexual exploitation.

Service provides:

  • support to children and youth who want to end their involvement in sexual exploitation through the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act
  • assistance to children and youth who are considered at risk to become involved in sexual exploitation
  • preventative programs across Alberta to reduce the incidence of child sexual exploitation and the forms that this exploitation can take

Intervention may include:

  • education
  • risk assessment
  • appropriate service provision whether in the community or in a confined setting

Sexually exploited children and youth can access a variety of voluntary community services including:

  • medical assistance
  • drug and alcohol counselling
  • psychological services
  • educational programming
  • placement resources
  • life skills support

Children and youth who are considered immediately at risk to engage in sexual exploitation can be apprehended by police or a caseworker delegated under the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act, taken to a protective safe house, and may be confined from 5 to 47 days. During that time, they may receive:

  • emergency care
  • treatment
  • assessment
  • development of a long term plan to assist in exiting sexual exploitation
  • connections to community support services and placement services if unable to return to the parental home
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • 17 years and younger
  • who are involved in sexual exploitation or at risk of becoming involved in sexual exploitation
Application Process
Service Access: Telephone Information Line, To access service:
  • call the 24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline
  • call a local police department
  • contact a local Children’s Services office
  • visit website to find a local office
  • or contact Child Intervention Services
If you are calling Child Intervention Services from Red Deer or a community south of Red Deer:
  • you will be prompted to press 1
If you are calling Child Intervention Services from a community north of Red Deer:
  • you will be prompted to press 2
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-800-387-5437 (24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline)
Telephone
403-845-8290
Toll Free
1-800-638-0715 (Child Intervention Services)
Toll Free
310-0000 then 403-845-8290
Fax
403-845-8374
Web Site
https://www.alberta.ca/childrens-services.aspx
Email
hs.cenabcfsa@gov.ab.ca
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
August 28, 2020
Address
4919 51 Street
Rocky Mountain House, AB, T4T 1A8
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM