Aboriginal Child Protection: Understanding the Extended Family Program

This fact sheet provides information in plain language about the Extended Family Program. Under the program, parents who are temporarily unable to care for their children can ask to have their children placed in the care of family or friends, instead of having them go into foster care.

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alternatives to foster care, Aboriginal child, child protection fact sheet series, removal of a child from the home, kith and kin care agreement, EFP, grandparent's rights, grandparents, grandparents & other relatives