The Child Protection Unit supports Yukon families and delivers programs intended to reduce family violence, child abuse and neglect.
The unit works towards its goals through the efforts of three teams: Intake and Assessment, Family Services and the Family Support Program. All programs emphasize prevention and strive to keep children in their home environment.
The Family Services team looks after family situations that require long-term involvement by the unit.
Family Support Program
Family Support Workers become involved with families where there are child protection concerns.
Intake and Assessment
The Intake Team receives all initial referrals to Family and Children's Services. The priority for the team is the screening, investigation, and assessment of reports of child abuse and neglect.