Ministry of Children's Services

Government of Alberta - Child Intervention Services


Description
Offers to work with children, youth, and families to ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth.

Service offers:

  • to work¬†with children, youth, and families to ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth

Includes:

  • referrals to other services and supports for families when intervention services are not needed
  • intervention services, which are offered only when the legal definition of abuse or neglect is met and a parent needs some help creating safety for their children or youth

Intervention services include:

  • working directly with families, extended family, cultural connections, communities, and others to address concerns
  • doing everything possible to make sure that children and youth are safe; this may require legal methods that protect children or youth by placing them in temporary or permanent care
  • after-hour teams respond when help is needed for children or youth who may be neglected, abused, or sexually exploited
  • support and financial assistance agreements, for young adults 18 to 24 years who have previously received intervention services, to help them create a lifelong network of relationships to support them into adulthood and beyond
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • children and youth 17 years and younger
  • support and Financial Assistance Agreements are offered for young adults 18 to 22 years who were previously involved with Child Intervention Services
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call Child Intervention Services
  • contact a local Children’s Services office
  • contact a Delegated First Nation Agency (DFNA) office
  • visit website to find a local office or DFNA office
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
1-800-638-0715 (Child Intervention Services)
Telephone
403-881-3900
Toll Free
310-0000 then 403-881-3900
Fax
403-881-3919
Web Site
http://www.alberta.ca/child-intervention.aspx
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: No - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
August 3, 2022
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