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Supports for adults in need of protection

The Adult Protection Act (APA) provides legislative authority to deliver services to any adult in Newfoundland and Labrador, regardless of residence, who may be in need of protective intervention. The overall intent of the Act is to ensure that vulnerable adults are protected from harm.

Any person who reasonably believes that an adult may be in need of protective intervention must immediately give that information to the appropriate authorities. A provincial toll free number 1-855-376-4957 is provided for the purpose of receiving adult protection referrals.
  • Please contact us if you have questions or inquiries about supports for adults in need of protection.


Updated Dec 29, 2015