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Parents' Rights, Kids' Rights: A Parent's Guide to Child Protection Law in BC

Explains what happens if the Director of Child Protection has concerns about a child's safety or plans to remove them. Describes collaborative (shared) planning, decision-making options, presentation/protection hearings. Includes information for Indigenous families, where to get help, definitions.

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Legal Aid BC
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August 2019 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
child protection, removal of a child from the home, parent's rights, children's rights, rights of teens, custody, guardianship, access, Ministry of Children and Family Development, child protection collaborative practice, presentation hearings, protection hearings, Aboriginal child protection