British Columbia's child welfare system

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CECW Information Sheet #54E. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work.

In British Columbia, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) oversees the quality and delivery of child protection services. The MCFD service delivery system consists of approximately 200 ministry offices in five regions. Each region has a regional executive director and operational directors who administer and manage service delivery, and a director delegated under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA). In addition to child protection, the regional offices are mandated to provide a range of specialized services to ensure the safety and well-being of young people under the age of 19, including adoption arrangements and child and youth mental health services. They work closely with many non-profit community organizations, which are often contracted to provide specific programs and services.

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Information Sheet #54