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 a child from the family home. Describes the child protection process for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and families, including:

  • collaborative (shared) planning and decision-making options to stay out of court
  • what can be decided in court at the presentation and protection hearings
  • a flow chart with an overview of the child protection process
  • community services and legal help
  • definitions of terms used in the booklet

See also: The Aboriginal Child Protection Process (flow chart), The Child Protection Process (flow chart), and Keeping Aboriginal Kids Safe

This publication is for people who are comfortable reading and may have some legal knowledge.


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