Information about family law (including child protection) addressed specifically to Aboriginal people.
Frequently asked questions
What is a delegated Aboriginal agency?
Delegated Aboriginal agencies provide child welfare services to Aboriginal communities. Delegated Aboriginal agencies are part of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
If a social worker contacts you or visits your home to ask questions about your family, he or she may be working for a delegated Aboriginal agency.
Delegated Aboriginal agencies may have the authority to:
- remove (take) your child from your home, and
- place your child in foster care.
See also our booklet Keeping Aboriginal Kids Safe.
The ministry's website has a full list of delegated Aboriginal agencies in BC.
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