Understanding the Exponential Increases in Child Protection Investigations for Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence

Information Sheet
Canadian CW research
Canadian CW report

Fallon, Barbara
Black, Tara
Houston, Emmaline


CWRP Information Sheet #179E. 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 examines the exponential increases in child protection investigations for exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).