BC Ministry of Children and Family Development

The Ministry works together with Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, Aboriginal service partners and approximately 5,400 contracted community social service agencies and foster homes, cross-government and social sector partners to deliver inclusive, culturally respectful, responsive and accessible services that support the well-being of children, youth and families.

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This fact sheet answers questions about child protection mediation such as what issues can be referred to mediation and who can participate. Child protection mediation is administered by the Ministry of Justice and ...
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When circumstances prevent a child from living with their parents, the preferred option is for the child to be with someone they know. The Extended Family Program offers services and financial supports to help improve ...
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Booklet explains when to report child abuse and neglect, and what to report. Includes what child abuse and neglect is, warning signs, what to do if a child tells you about the abuse, and what to do if you suspect abuse. ...
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Information about child protection mediation, available for families who are working with the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a delegated Aboriginal child and family service agency. Mediation can help ...
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All young people in the care of the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development have rights under the law. This guide explains what your rights are. It also describes what you can do if you feel your rights are not ...
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Information about where to report child abuse, the duty to report abuse and suspected abuse, how to report, what to report, and what happens next.
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Provides information about adoption options available in BC. Includes how to adopt a child, placing your child for adoption, how to access adoption records, and reunion services.
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When a temporary placement for a child is not possible, the alternative could be transferring custody to the caregiver by adoption or a court order. This page briefly describes the conditions, guardian's ...
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This two-page booklet briefly describes different kinds of shared decision-making, and some of the ways that you can be involved in planning when a child welfare worker has concerns about your child’s safety.
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Provides information about how to apply for a legal agreement between a youth (16 - 18 years old) and the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help the youth live independently.
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