The British Columbia Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (BCIS) is designed to collect information about the children and families who are investigated by child welfare services on a periodic basis, using a standardized set of definitions, from every jurisdiction in British Columbia. There has been one cycle of the study, conducted in 2008. Currently the major findings from the BCIS-2008 are not publicly available.
The BCIS-2008 was conducted through a partnership among the federal (Public Health Agency of Canada) and provincial governments, child welfare service providers including provincial level First Nations child welfare organizations, university-based researchers of multiple disciplines, and child advocates.
NOTE: These are findings that reflect the British Columbia child welfare system. Please note also that publications related to the BCIS are often only available in English.