Hot off the Press – Parents’ Rights, Kids’ Rights

We revised and redesigned this popular booklet and it’s now back in print. Parents Rights, Kids Rights explains what happens if the Director of Child Welfare has concerns about a child’s safety or plans to remove a child from the family home. The booklet describes the child protection process for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children and families, including:

  • collaborative (shared) planning and decision-making options to stay out of court,
  • what can be decided in court at the presentation and protection hearings,
  • community services and legal help, and
  • definitions of terms.

We made the following revisions to this edition:

  • integrated information about the child protection process for Aboriginal children and families throughout the booklet (previous editions had a separate chapter on the Aboriginal child protection process);
  • designed one flow chart that provides an overview of the child protection process for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children and families (the stand-alone pieces The Aboriginal Child Protection Process and The Child Protection Process are also available); and
  • used friendly, original drawings on the cover and to introduce each section of the booklet.

Parents Rights, Kids Rights is available in print and online. Please recycle previous editions.