CIS-2008: Characteristics of children and families
The CIS-2008 is the third national study examining the incidence of reported child abuse and neglect in Canada. This summary provides a description of substantiated maltreatment cases in terms of the characteristics of the children, their caregivers and their homes. The estimates presented are weighted Canadian estimates derived from child maltreatment investigations conducted in 2008 in a representative sample of Canadian child welfare sites. Estimates do not include (1) incidents not reported to child welfare, (2) reported cases that were screened out, (3) new reports on open cases, (4) cases investigated only by the police, and (5) cases investigated because of concerns about future risk of maltreatment. Readers are cautioned that the findings presented in this chapter are not directly comparable to findings presented in the CIS-2003 and CIS-1998 reports.