It is best to get help from a lawyer or advocate as soon as you know the Ministry of Children and Family Development has concerns about the safety of your child. To see if you qualify for a legal aid lawyer, contact the Legal Services Society.
Good starting points include:
- Child Protection: How to Get Help If Someone Reports You to the Ministry, from legal aid, provides information and options for help for parents whose children may be taken by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
- Parents' Rights, Kids' Rights: A Parent's Guide to Child Protection Law in BC, also from legal aid, explains what can happen if the Ministry has concerns about a child's safety and well-being or is planning to remove a child from the family home.