If Your Child Is Taken: Your Rights as a Parent

Explains about child protection law and what parents or guardians can do if the director of Child Welfare removes their child or is planning to remove their child from the home. Describes what happens at court and where to get legal help. Updated to conform to the new BC Family Law Act.

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Legal Aid BC
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last reviewed
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French (PDF)

resource type
removal of a child from the home, child protection, parent's rights, legal aid, legal advice, Child Protection/Removal