How to Report Abuse


BC does not have a law saying you must report adult abuse.  However, Part 3 of the Adult Guardianship Act states that if you do make a report to a designated agency, that agency is mandated to respond to the report (and in the least intrusive way).  Please review our designated agencies page for further details of where to report your concerns.

Decision Tree – Information for Effective Referrals 

Want to learn more about how to assist a senior or older adult who is being abused, neglected, or is self-neglecting?  Please review “A Decision Tree for Effective Referrals for Adults in BC” for more information.