where children have a voice

SOPHIE'S PLACE is a child advocacy centre focussed on providing specialized services to physically, mentally or sexually abused children up to age 18 in a child-friendly setting.

SOPHIE'S PLACE provides an opportunity to participate in the safeguarding of our children and in playing a key role in their healing process.

SOPHIE'S PLACE is named for the centre's patron Sophie Tweed-Simmons.

"It's really important that kids can have a place to go where they can be taken seriously, and where they can express what's happened to them in a safe environment," says Sophie Tweed-Simmons.

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SOPHIE'S PLACE is the result of significant collaboration between the Surrey RCMP, Ministry of Children and Family Development, City of Surrey, Ministry of Justice Victim Services and Crime Prevention, and The Centre for Child Development.


SOPHIE'S PLACE enables the collaborating agencies to respond to child abuse in a compassionate and highly integrated manner.


"Sophie’s Place is a safe, friendly and welcoming place for children and youth who report sexual or physical abuse," says City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.


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  • 80% of abusers are known to their child victims.
  • More than 90% of child abuse cases are unreported.
  • 1 out of every 3 female children and 1 out of every 6 male children in Canada will experience an unwanted sexual act before they reach adulthood.
  • It is estimated that children with disabilities are 4 to 10 times more vulnerable to sexual abuse than their non-disabled peers.



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