NCR’s Mandate

The National Children’s Registry (formerly the Office of the Children’s Registry) was merged with the Child Development Agency on November 1, 2017 to form the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA).

The main role of the National Children’s Registry is to receive reports of children who are missing, have been are being or are likely to be abandoned, neglected, physically or sexually ill-treated, or are otherwise in need of care and protection.

The National Children’s Registry (NCR) provides a professional and confidential system to encourage, receive, record, assess and refer for timely investigation and curative action, reports of known or suspected instances of child abuse and other threats to children. 

The NCR also manages an effective national alert and response system for the safe return of missing children in the shortest possible time.  We place great emphasis on the promotion of measures to prevent, reduce and/or eliminate the phenomena of child abuse and missing children.

Click here to view statistics on missing and abused children.