The Child Protection Process in British Columbia

Click here to learn more about the process.


Any time after the Director of Child Welfare (the director) starts an investigation, you have the option to work out an agreement through a family group conference, traditional decision making, or mediation.


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 shared decision-making options and what can be decided in court at the presentation and protection hearings. Includes:

  • an overview of the child protection process for Aboriginal children and families,
  • legal and community resources, and
  • definitions of terms.

Also includes two flow charts — available as stand-alone pieces — of the child protection process and of the Aboriginal child protection process


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