October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Every Child and Youth has a Right to Safety and Well-Being

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, communities across Ontario will DRESS PURPLE to break the silence about child abuse and show their commitment to children’s rights to safety and well-being. On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge that it takes a village to keep kids safe. Everybody in the community plays a role in supporting children’s rights.

Children’s Aid Societies will be working collaboratively during October for Child Abuse Prevention Month and Dress Purple Day, with Boards of Education, a key partner in supporting the safety and well-being of children and youth. Schools play an important role in keeping children safe and in helping families that may need support to help keep their children safe.

Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville have invited all elementary and secondary schools in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville to participate in DRESS PURPLE DAY on October 24, 2018. We have asked school staff and students to dress in purple, talk about children’s rights to safety and well-being and tweet a photo of the school/classes dressed in purple with the hashtag #iBREAKtheSilence.

About Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville:

Child safety is our top priority.
FCSLLG protects children so they can grow up safe from abuse, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as neglect.
FCSLLG is a non-profit organization that serves children and families in the counties of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville and their surrounding areas. We are commonly referred to as a child welfare services agency or a children’s aid society.
We have a role under the law.
We support families when they need it and, when required, take the necessary steps to make sure children are protected. We carry out our work under the Ontario Child and Family Services Act, which requires us to investigate possible abuse or neglect of children and ensure the safety of those who need protection.

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