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LIV LE-027 – Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children




Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended, s. 31(1)(c).

Adequacy & Effectiveness of Police Services, Ontario Regulation 3/99, s. 12(1)(a).

It is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that:

  1. The Chief of Police will develop and maintain procedures on the processes for undertaking and managing investigations into the physical and sexual abuse of children;
  2. The Chief of Police will, in partnership with the local Crown Attorney, Children’s Aid Societies, municipalities, school boards and other appropriate service providers, including hospital staff, work to establish a committee to develop a local strategy to prevent, and respond to complaints of, child abuse and neglect;
  3. The Chief of Police will enter into a child abuse protocol with their local Children’s Aid Societies with respect to investigations into complaints of child abuse and neglect, and the sudden unexpected death of any child; and
  4. The Chief of Police will, if the alleged child abuse fits the definition of a major case, require officers to comply with the procedures set out in the Ministry’s designated Ontario Major Case Management Manual.

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