The Objectives of the BCFPA include:
- to be the collective voice for all foster parents and promote fostering throughout British Columbia.
- to be a channel of communication between authorized child welfare agencies and foster parents in British Columbia in all matters pertaining to children and foster children in particular.
- to work with authorized child welfare agencies and other community agencies and organizations to improve fostering and childcare standards.
- to promote and encourage the aims and objectives of each and every local foster parent association in British Columbia as the basic foundation unit of the foster parent organization.
- to promote and encourage the aims and objectives of each and every regional council of foster parent associations in each Ministry of Children and Family Development region of British Columbia.
- to provide advisory help and assistance to foster parents, local associations and regional councils of foster parent associations.
- to encourage local associations and regional councils, in cooperation with authorized child-caring agencies and local school boards, university extension departments and post-secondary educational facilities, to arrange appropriate in-service training courses and other educational experiences to enhance the capabilities of foster parents.
Code of Ethics and Practice Standards
BCFPA has two Codes of Ethics
The first is a General Code that our members agree to. When members sign their membership applications, they indicate acceptance of the BCFPA Code of Ethics and Practice Standards. The general BCFPA Code of Ethics is a living document that has developed over time to bring greater clarity, greater integration between the ethical statements and practice standards, and to ensure that the Code addresses all aspects of relationships caregivers find themselves in.
The second is the Code of Ethics that governs our Board of Directors.
Policy and Procedures
The BCFPA Policy & Procedures is a “living document” that outlines the current operating procedures of the BCFPA. These policies and procedures are revised as required by the Board of Directors.
Toll-Free Foster Parent Line:
Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Foster Parent Support Line (MCFD):
Accessible weekdays from 4:00pm to 12:45am
Statutory Holidays & Weekends: 8:00am to 12:45am
EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS
Foster parents are encouraged to call this number in the event of an EMERGENCY or CRISIS occurring after regular office hours:
REPORT CHILD ABUSE
If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker. Phone 1 800 663-9122 at any time of the day or night. Visit the Government of BC website for more info.
BCFPA Provincial Office
Suite 208 - 20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3
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Our work takes place on the traditional and unceded Coast Salish territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Matsqui and Semiahmoo First Nations. BCFPA is committed to reconciliation with all Indigenous communities, and creating a space where we listen, learn and grow together.
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