Sexual abuse of children in Canada

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CECW Information Sheet #25E. Montreal, QC: McGill University, School of Social Work.

The 2003 Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2003) is the second nation-wide study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of the children and families investigated by child welfare services. The CIS-2003 tracked a sample of 14,200 child maltreatment investigations as a basis for deriving national estimates. Information was collected directly from the investigating child welfare workers using a standard set of definitions. This information sheet describes cases of sexual abuse that were tracked by the CIS-2003 in Canada, excluding Quebec.

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