Ministry of Children and Family Development (British Columbia)
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) of British Columbia, Canada is the Child protection service across the province and is provided through 429 ministry offices in 5 regions and a number of delegated Aboriginal agencies. The child protection staff are supported by the provincial office of the Child Protection Division.
Criticism of MCFD for failure to protect children
Ted Hughes authored a report critical of MCFD and issued recommendations to prevent further deaths of children involved with MCFD.
In British Columbia Foster care is one option for providing homes for children who can't live safely with their own parents or caregivers. Foster parents provide the day-to-day care for a child on behalf of MCFD.
Types of care homes
Any child or youth placed in Foster Care must be placed in a MCFD approved facility. There are two main types of foster care arrangements, family care homes and specialized residential services. These services are both directly funded by MCFD.
Family care homes
A family care home is a home that provides a family like atmosphere to children who cannot be cared for in their own home. The families in these homes provide... Read More