If a minor reports visible child abuse to a doctor, will they phone child family services?

Will the doctor put the injury in the report, or will they contact CFS or social workers? What if the child would like to have a report in case of future incidents, but no social worker interference.
Darrel
Asked Mar 07, 2014
Edited Mar 07, 2014
It depends on where you are, I think. But usually doctors are required by law to report any suspected child abuse to Children's Aid. On the other hand, just because Children's Aid is informed doesn't mean they'll automatically involve social workers. I think it would depend on the severity.

I hope everything is alright!
Amy3422
Answered Mar 08, 2014
Yup! I completely agree with "Amy", just because Children's Aid is informed doesn't mean they'll automatically involve social workers.
ElaineWarren
Answered Mar 25, 2014
Yes, doctors keep all DVF on files(disorderly visible factors) if they feel in anyway that child could or was in danger the leave a note on the child file to send it to central office. From there they will contact CPS. CPS will look into the child. Note that this is usually serious things. Like several burn marks on a child. Very sore ribs from pressure. Not something like scratches from fighting with a friend on the playground. Hope this helps.
Attorney_Newman
Answered Mar 29, 2014

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