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.

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

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