Important! If you know a child who is in immediate risk, call 911 or your local police.
Contact our office, Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at (604) 777-7510 or by email [email protected]
The support we provide depends on the help that is needed but may involve supporting you to develop a safety plan, or a plan of care. We can also help refer you to other resources available to you such as the Ministry of Children and Family Development, law enforcement, counseling and other support and intervention services.
You can also text a tip with keyword “BCTIP” and your information to 274637 (the numerical translation of the word “CRIMES”).
If you suspect that a child or youth has been or is likely to be sexually exploited it must be reported to a child welfare worker. A child in British Columbia is defined under the Child, Family, and Community Service Act (CFCSA) as anyone under the age of 19. A report should be made even if you don’t have all the details and information or if you think someone else has already reported the incident.
Call your local Ministry of Children and Family Development on 633-9122 (no area code needed).
You can also call the helpline for children in BC on. 310-1234 (no area code needed); lines open 24/7
Children of the Street produced 15 videos for parents and caregivers which share important messages from community members and professionals on the topic of online sexual exploitation. Although produced in 2015, the advice shared is still very much relevant today.
This toolkit is designed to educate parents on the issue of sexual exploitation and human trafficking and equip them with strategies and tools for managing this issue should it happen to their child.
Here you’ll find free, downloadable short guides on our frequently asked questions such as how to spot sexual exploitation, how to support a child who is being exploited and key terms and definitions to help you better understand the issue.
Children of the Street is dedicated to preventing the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth in British Columbia. We achieve this goal through education strategies, public awareness initiatives, and family support. Children of the Street is a program of PLEA Community Services Society of BC.
We acknowledge that we work, live and play on the unseeded territories of the Kwiketlem, Tseil-Waututh, Sto:lo and Qayqayt peoples.