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On 14 July 2015, the Supreme Court of B.C. handed down an unprecedented judgment J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2015 BCSC 1216. This is the first case in Canadian legal history in which child protection workers are found liable for misfeasance in public office, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of the standard of care. Litigations between JP and the MCFD are summarized in JP Aftermath. Our commentary on the Plecas Review Part 1: Decision Time was published on 4 January 2016. On 31 August 2017, the Court of Appeal for B.C. set aside the orders in the civil proceeding against the Director/Province, set aside the finding that Mr. Strickland committed misfeasance in public office, that the Director and her delegates breached their fiduciary duty to the children, and that the Director and her delegates breached the standard of care in the decisions they made with respect to the children while they were in her care.


Most Canadians, adults and children alike, have no first hand experience with "child protection" agency and do not know the true nature of their activities. To enhance the chance of survival when fall prey in the "child protection" industry, it is imperative that both parents and children understand what they are up against at the onset. The sooner they realize what they are dealing with and their tactics often used against families, the better the chance they will have in protecting their children. Set aside your differences within your family, lock arms with your spouse, children and extended family members and form an united front to deal with this challenge.

This page is written to enlighten children of older age to see the reality through the fateful experience of those who had received "service" from "child protection" social workers. Our objectives are:

  1. to prepare children to deal with the potential ordeal in foster homes;
  2. to help children to cope with the changes after removal and to protect themselves;
  3. to help children to understand schemes in the "child protection" industry and respond appropriately;
  4. to advance understanding of a human right, moral, political and social justice issue under the travesty of "child protection".

If your children are still with you and you see the writings on the wall that they may be removed, sit down with your children and go through this page with them. It is difficult for parents to discuss this subject with children. Give them the proper guidance to protect themselves against the potential dangers in foster homes. You will not have this opportunity after they are removed.

Colloquial and simple English is used to better relate to this group of browsers. Video and interactive cartoon are used to improve retention of attention. Information presented therein is not a fictitious scare tactic. It is derived from:

  • documented facts;
  • real experience of families who had received "services" from child protection agencies; and
  • video of news footage and documentary.

There are graphic materials in the subpages that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewers discretion is advised. Parental guidance for minor viewers is strongly recommended.

Please select the age group of your child and press one of the buttons below.


[This page was added on December 6, 2009.]