FAMILY LAW - CHILD WELFARE AND PROTECTION
Children and Family Services gets involved in a family when the parents or guardians fail to meet their parental responsibilities to their children in order to protect the interests of children. The law in Alberta allows this government agency to remove children from their families and to ask courts for Court Orders to protect children. Intervention is provided primarily under the Child Youth Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA) the Child Youth Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA).
According to the Act, a child is in need of intervention if there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe that the safety, security and/or development of the child is endangered for a number of reasons stated in the act. because of any of the following:
If you have received any court documents from the Children and Family Services, you can contact us to help you navigate the system, advocate for you and defend you in court so your child could be reunited with you.