Information about family law (including child protection) addressed specifically to Aboriginal people.
Frequently asked questions
What is an Aboriginal delegated agency?
Aboriginal delegated agencies provide child welfare services to Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal delegated 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 an Aboriginal delegated agency.
Aboriginal delegated agencies may have the authority to:
- remove (take) your child from your home, and
- place your child in foster care.
See also the Aboriginal child protection fact sheet Understanding Aboriginal Delegated Agencies.
The ministry's website has a full list of Aboriginal delegated agencies in BC.
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