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 Child Protection Process (flow chart), and The Aboriginal Child Protection Process (flow chart) and Keeping Aboriginal Kids Safe on the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website