Helpline for Children in BC
you are in immediate danger, call the police!
For information on child protection elsewhere
in Canada, click here.
number do I call?
- You can call the
Helpline, at 310-1234, from anywhere in BC. No area code is required.
- If you are calling
from a pay-phone, call the operator "0". This is a free
call. You don't need a quarter. It will not show up on your phone
- You can also call
your local district office, (listed in the blue pages of your phone
book) during regular business hours.
Who can call?
who is being hurt or thinks that someone else might be hurt.
child or youth who is being mistreated
at home, at school, in the play ground - anywhere - can call for help.
teachers, friends, anyone else ....
If you know
a family where a child or youth is being mistreated, or if you are
afraid you may hurt a child, call the Helpline. Your call is confidential.
When can I
Your call will be
answered by a trained child protection worker.
Where can I find more information?