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Authority

What kind of authority do CAS workers have?

Children's Aid Society workers are trained professional social workers. As child protection workers, they have the right under the Child and Family Services Act to investigate possible abuse and neglect and take the necessary action to protect children from future abuse and neglect. These powers include apprehending children from their parents or caregivers where there is a high risk of harm.


Read about Sheena Ewen, a Child Protection Worker at FACS-Elgin who makes tough decisions every day using the Eligibility Spectrum.