Definitions of Child Maltreatment Related Concepts

Glossary of Social Work and Child Maltreatment Related Concepts

This glossary has been prepared for the purposes of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (representing the Minister of Indian and Northern Development Canada), Tribunal File No. T1340/7008 only. The glossary should only be used for general guidance purposes. Specific definitions may vary according to provincial or territorial child welfare statutes and standards.

Definitional areas covered in the glossary:
  1. Reason for Intervention
  2. Investigation/Assessment
  3. Placement
  4. Miscellaneous