Licensing Services & Protection for Persons in Care


Licensing Services

Includes objectives, responsibilities, and compliance enforcement activities.

Protection for Persons in Care

Information on the purpose and responsibilities of the Protection for Persons in Care unit


Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about Licensing Services and Protection for Persons in Care


Homes for Special Care

Information specific to licensing of homes for special care

Residential Child-Caring Facilities

Information specific to licensing of residential child-caring facilities


Contact information

For further information or to register a concern, contact us by phone: 1-844-896-2494 or email: dcs_licensing@gov.ns.ca.
To report a potential incident of abuse of a person in a home for special care, call 1-800-225-7225.