By Crossroads LawIn British Columbia, the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) is the ministry responsible for child protection and policy management of the Family Services of The Children Act (CFCSA). Under the CFCSA, a minister appoints the Director of Child Protection who, in turn, assumes responsibility for the care and safety of each child at home. If you are involved in a CFCSA case or if you or a spouse have contacted the MCFD to get help at a difficult time in your life, it is important to know that you can try to reach an agreement with them at any time. As each family is different, there is a wide range of possible agreements that can be made. Here are some examples of child protection agreements that might be available for negotiations with social workers in your file. The EFP agreement defines the best way to meet your child`s needs, the services and supports your child may need, and the length of your child`s remaining with the assistant. Before signing an agreement with the MCFD or if you have already signed an agreement and wish to amend it, a lawyer can be retained to verify the agreement and advise you. Vancouver Child Protection Lawyers at Crossroads Law has extensive experience in child protection. We also offer a full range of divorce and family law services.
Contact us for a free consultation under the contact details below. You can often conclude these agreements through collaborative planning and decision-making. The first agreement can last up to six months and can be extended by 12 months. Assistance service agreements can last up to six months. Depending on the situation, you may be able to renew a support service contract. Emergency assistance: $225 per month The Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) is setting up an emergency fund for children and youth with special needs and their families. Over the next three months (until June 30, 2020), the Fund will provide a direct payment of $225 per month to eligible families. You may be able to extend the agreement if you need it. If you are in crisis and cannot keep your child at home for a short period of time, you can enter into a voluntary foster care agreement to put your child in care.