Demand increases for youth protection services
On average, every day, child and youth protection centres across Quebec receive more 200 calls for help or intervention.
Those calls are on the increase, especially in regions or towns where unemployment is high. Child neglect is the biggest reason why Youth Protection gets called. But there are also more cases of physical abuse.
Youth protection officials talked about these issues yesterday as they released their annual report. Susan speaks with Madeleine Bérard, director of Youth Protection at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres in Montreal.