Policy Change: Foster Parents Can Now Sign Permission Slips

Foster parents can now sign permission slips for children and youth in care to attend social and recreational activities at school or outside of school.  This includes waivers and indemnities.  Please see the policy change notes for the guidelines.

Policy Change Regarding Permission Forms

FosterlineBC Foster Family Month Newsletter (Fall 2018)

The newest issue of BCFFPA’s FosterlineBC newsletter is here!  Click on the image below to view the newsletter.  For previous issues of the FosterlineBC newsletter, click here.

 

Become a Foster Caregiver in B.C.

Become a Foster Caregiver

Call us today at 1-800-663-9999 to request an information package or click APPLY NOW to download our PDF intake form.

Right now there are more than 1000 kids across B.C. who need temporary foster families when they can’t live at home. Many of these children and teens come from hard places; however fostering can have a huge positive impact on their lives.

Our foster families come from a variety of backgrounds, each with different life experiences, skills, and qualities. They do, however, share a few things in common:

  • All are residents of B.C. who are (at least) 19 years of age
  • Their homes are safe and nurturing
  • Each is comfortable in providing guidance and supervision that meets the child’s needs and their cultural heritage
  • They are active members of the child’s care team

Here are the steps to becoming a foster parent*

  1. Call BCFFPA for an information package which will be sent by e-mail or regular mail.
  2. Once you have read through the info package, call us back and we will do an intake form to forward to the Ministry office in your area or click the APPLY NOW button to fill out an intake form and send directly to us.
  3. Receive from us or your Ministry office the details for the next information session in your area.
  4. At the information session you will receive an application package to become a foster parent.
  5. If your application is accepted by the Ministry, you are then invited to attend an 18 hour introductory course that prepares you to become a foster parent.
  6. The Ministry will complete a homestudy and all necessary paperwork before placement of children in your home.
*The process of becoming a foster parent may vary in some regions.

BC’s Tuition Waiver Program for Youth

BC’s youth from care can now access the tuition waiver program in over 26 BC universities, colleges and vocational schools.  For more information, check out www.agedout.com or contact your local MCFD office.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017PREM0076-001509

BCFFPA’s President in Today’s Parent Magazine

BCFFPA’s President, Kelowna foster parent, Marcy Perron, was featured in Today’s Parent magazine this month. Have a look!

What it‘s like to foster 115 kids

BC’s New Fostering Policy in Effect

BC’s New Fostering Policy in Effect

The Caregiver Support Service Standards has been revised and is called the Resource Work Policies.  This new document is now in effect (as of March 1, 2017).  Click on the links below to view the new policy and other documents relating to this change.  Contact BCFFPA to let us know if you have any questions or concerns at 1-800-663-9999.

Resource Work Policies Effective March 1, 2017
Policy Change Summary Table of Changes
Q & A Resource Work Policies 2017

Cyberbullying Information for Caregiver Awareness

View the Representative for Children and Youth’s report about Cyberbullying: Empowering children and youth to be safe online and responsible digital citizens

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