Islanders asked to give input on Child Protection Act review

Islanders can provide their input for the Child Protection Act review through online submissions beginning today. 

The Act is reviewed every five years by an advisory committee on behalf of the Minister of Social Development and Housing. Islanders can submit their input at Child Protection Act Review until April 14, 2021. In person public engagement sessions will be held on the following dates and times: 

  • Tuesday, March 30th from 6-730pm, Delta Hotel in Charlottetown 
  • Thursday, April 1st from 6-730pm, Mill River Resort in Mill River 
  • Thursday, April 8th from 6-730pm, King's Playhouse in Georgetown 

In person sessions will follow COVID-19 public health measures, which include social distancing and mask wearing at all times. 

“I invite all Islanders to participate and send us their ideas, input and suggestions. We will use this information to help determine what is working well within the department’s child protection programs and services and what areas need improvement to keep our children safe from harm.”

- Social Development and Housing Minister Brad Trivers

The Child Protection Act supports the provision of services to Island families and communities related to the safety and well-being of children and youth. Some examples of these services include, the Alternative Care Provider Program, screening and assessment, investigation, disclosure requests, and extended services regarding the protection and safety of children. 

Islanders who require another option to submit feedback, or wish to register for an in-person session, can email or call (toll free) 1-844-444-7771. 

Media contact:
Rebecca Gass
Senior Communications Officer
Social Development and Housing 

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Department of Social Development and Housing
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PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
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