Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre_Parent Support Handbook

. . . . . Helpful Resources

• VictimLink BC: at 1.800.563.0808 or text 604.836.6381 for information

• Helpline for Children

o Helpline for Children is a toll free helpline staffed by social workers who can provide help and answer questions regarding reports of child abuse or neglect. o Phone : 310.1234 (no area code required), 24 hours every day, to report a person under 19 who needs protection to the Ministry of Children and Family Development

o TTD (Telephone Device for the Deaf): 1.866.660.0505

• Ministry of Children and Family Development

o Report to a child protection social worker in either a Ministry of Children and Family Development office, or a First Nations child welfare agency that provides child protection services

Phone: 604.660.8180


o Various Locations:

• Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS)

o VACFSS is a non-profit society providing services to urban Aboriginal children and families living in the Greater Vancouver area.

o Phone : 778.331.4500 or toll free 1.877.331.4505

• Advocate/Representative for Children and Youth

o Since 2007, British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth has supported our province’s young people and their families in dealing with the provincial child and youth welfare system. o If you are a young person and need support or if you are an adult with a concern about the well-being of a young person, please contact the Office of the Representative confidentially at “”

Phone: toll free 1.800.476.3933


• Kids Help Phone

Phone: 1.800.668.6868


o Website:

• Crime Victim Assistance Program

o Crime Victim Assistance Program provides financial benefits to assist victims, immediate family members, and witnesses in dealing with the effects of violent crime

Phone : toll free 1.866.660.3888


o Email :

• Cyber Tip

o Canada’s national tip line for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children



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