CWRP Information Sheet #184E. Toronto, ON: Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal.
The Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect, 2013 (OIS-2013) is the fifth provincial study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of children and families investigated by child welfare authorities in Ontario. This Information Sheet profiles the unique characteristics of adolescents investigated by the child protection system in Ontario and document the services provided following the initial investigation. Child protection agencies in Ontario are mandated to investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect, providing these services to children from birth up to age 15. Children and youth experience unique and diverse forms of maltreatment depending on factors such as their age and developmental functioning.