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Table 2 Referral sources of maltreatment-related investigations involving infants in Canada in 2008 (n = 17,339)

From: Opportunities for prevention and intervention with young children: lessons from the Canadian incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect

  Frequency %
Non-Professional 3,986 23.0%
Other Community/Health or Social Services 2,601 15.0%
Hospital (any personnel) 3,935 22.7%
School 739 4.3%
Other Child Welfare Service 1,194 6.9%
Day Care Centre 81 0.5%
Police 3,833 22.1%
Anonymous 920 5.3%
Other 473 2.7%
  1. *Workers could endorse multiple referral sources, if there were multiple independent contacts with the child welfare agency. Totals do not add up to 100%.