Media Release: Ombuds office investigating BC MCFD child apprehension

KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA www.kidsfirstcanada.org  604-291-0088 MEDIA RELEASE Ombuds office investigating BC MCFD child apprehension West Kelowna - August 14, 2020 - The BC Office of the Ombudsperson has launched an investigation into the conduct of the Ministry of Child…

More Evidence That Child Protection Service Staff Abuse, Neglect, and Pose a Serious Risk to Children

July 15, 2020. CBC News - article: "Province admits harm in multimillion-dollar settlement with more than 100 victims of B.C. social worker: Proposed class action settlement would cover 102 victims of Robert Riley Saunders, could cost province $15M" Vulnerable children's…

Process for Child Protection Cases – BC

This manual details the legal processes used by MCFD and advises lawyers and parents: Sept 1, 2019. Law Society of British Columbia - (PDF) - "Practice Checklists Manual: Child, Family and Community Service Act" For original link see here (PDF)…

BC Cases About Social Workers Disagreeing With Parents About When Children Can Be Unsupervised (broken link)

February 2020. Vancouver Sun article: "Too young to ride the bus alone? Vancouver dad disagrees" (broken link) September 15, 2015. BC Supreme Court - court judgment: BC Supreme Court Decision B.R. v. K.K. - (the 'Home Alone' Terrace BC Case)…

Who decides when children are old enough to be alone: parents or social workers?

Who decides when children are old enough to be alone: parents or social workers? The 2015 Terrace BC 'home alone' case set the precedent that no child under 10 can be alone anywhere ever. It all started with a neighbour…

Children & Youth Harmed by Child Protection Services

Current family laws that define "abuse" and "risk" are vague, over-broad, and arbitrary and thus may violate the 'principles of fundamental justice' of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Parents' Charter rights to a fair trial are not addressed.…

Legal fight against BC Ministry of Child and Family Development apprehension of Metis children

February 22, 2018 Globe & Mail article: BC Supreme Court order providing Indigenous mother daily access to newborn could set national precedent December 14, 2019 Globe & Mail front page feature article: No way out: How a mother is fighting…