Child Protection (MCFD)

When a social worker working for the Ministry of Children and Family Development investigates you or your family member, it is critically important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

The Child, Family and Community Service Act provides social workers with broad powers, including the power to remove a child from parents without warning and place a child in foster care.

The Child, Family and Community Service Act has important time limits in place. Children are returned to parents either by the courts or through collaborative work with the Ministry. It is important for parents to know their rights in order to navigate the court and collaborative processes during this most difficult time.