This form is used by the worker to conclude an agreement between child protection and tenure and the young adult aged 18 to 21, who has no legal consistency at the time of filling out the form and wishes to continue to benefit from services or is invited to reopen his case. Societies provide protection services to youth to ensure their safety and support their families. Use the sidebar menu on the left to find information and search for additional resources for different service approaches and other considerations when working with older youth. If you receive services from a company, you should expect support to identify and develop relationships that you deem important and beneficial and that you want to keep for the rest of your life. Services focus on helping you stay in touch with your family – no matter what it means to you – and with your community and culture. You should have access to services and supports that respect your culture, as well as programs that will help you develop personally. If you are a First Nation, Inuk or Métis youth, the Society will inform your First Nation group or First Nation, Métis or Inuit that the society is preparing to enter into an agreement with you to provide services to you in a way that respects and preserves your cultural identity and helps you stay connected to your community. Heritage and traditions. OcL has lawyers across Ontario who represent children and youth in child protection cases before the courts. The role of the OCL lawyer is to defend the views and interests of young people independently. The lawyer informs young people about the court process, provides legal advice on available options, and engages with youth in court and other proceedings, for example. B in the context of alternative dispute resolution procedures, appeal procedures concerning services received by a company and also provides lawyers to parents under 18 years of age. If a company finds that you are vulnerable and an out-of-home placement is being considered, the company is required to make a transfer to the OCL on your behalf.
You have the opportunity to consult an OCL lawyer who can advise you on the options available, as well as legal representation when you enter a VYSA. You will not be charged for this service. This guide is intended to provide additional support to Child Welfare Services (CSCs) and child protection staff who provide services to 16- and 17-year-olds (and older youth in general). The companies will then take the information into account and be able to open an investigation. The company will want to hear about your experience and concerns to help them assess whether you need protection and, if so, what services are right for you. The company may need to talk to your family about the information you provide in your interview..