The Child and Youth Protection Program’s major emphasis is the provision of specialized medical services to children, youth and families where there is a question of abuse or neglect. The program has several components for both inpatient and outpatient care.
- Consultation and co-ordination for hospital cases of suspected abuse and/or neglect
- Child Protection Clinic – Medical assessment of children and youth with non-acute concerns for child maltreatment including cases of physical abuse and neglect. The clinic functions collaboratively with child welfare services and is staffed by two pediatricians, a registered nurse and a child protection social worker
- Medical assessment for pre-pubertal sexual abuse/assault in a specialized outpatient service (in collaboration with the CHEO Emergency Department Sexual Abuse Service.)
- Consultation services for patients seen in the emergency department or ambulatory clinics
Clinical Problems and Diseases Evaluated and Followed
Suspected child and youth maltreatment: physical, sexual and psychological abuse, neglect and other forms of child maltreatment.