Protection of Sexually Exploited Children

Government of Alberta - Ministry of Children and Family Services

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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
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 a local police department
  • contact a local Children’s Services office
  • visit website to find a local office
  • or contact Child Intervention Services

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-800-638-0715 (Child Intervention Services)
Toll Free
310-0000 then 780-427-5763
Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
December 1, 2023
8050 102 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T6E 3A3
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Hours of Operation
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM

Closed statutory holidays.