• Français

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Legal procedures

Shaken baby syndrome is a serious form of physical child abuse. Any suspected or confirmed case of child abuse requires that an investigation be conducted in accordance with the Youth Protection Act.

A situation of child abuse can also be reported to the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) (representative affiliated with the youth centre of the child’s area of residence. Any person who has reason to believe that a baby or child has been shaken must report the situation.

It is for the protection of the child and that of the other children of the family. By law, the identity of any person reporting a situation of child abuse to the DYP remains confidential.

List and contact information of the DYP in Quebec

About this page
Updated on 10/6/2014
Created on 10/6/2014
Alert or send a suggestion

Every dollar counts!

Thank you for your generosity.

It is thanks to donors such as you that we are able to accelerate research discoveries, to heal more children every year and to continue to offer world-class care.

It is also possible to give by mail or by calling toll-free

1-888-235-DONS (3667)

Contact Us

514 345-4931


© 2006-2014 CHU Sainte-Justine.
All rights reserved. 
Terms of Use,  Confidentiality,  Security


All information contained within the CHU Sainte-Justine site should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a duly qualified and authorized medical practitioner or any other health professional. The information provided on this site is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

Consult your physician if you feel ill or call 911 for any medical emergency.

CHU Sainte-Justine