Temporary & Permanent Care Options for Kids and Teens in B.C.
When a child or teen is unable to live with their parents, it's best if they can live with someone they know like:
- A family member – a grandparent, aunt or uncle or an older sibling
- Someone who has an established relationship or cultural connection to the child and their family
This is called out-of-care or kinship placement – it's primary goals are always to:
- Reunite the child with their parents wherever possible
- Put the child or teen at the center of all decisions, which includes considering their views about decisions that affect them
Find out about these care options: