This fact sheet provides information in plain language about the Extended Family Program. If a social worker removes your children from your home because you are temporarily unable to take care of them, you can ask to have family or friends care for them under the program. This means that, instead of going into foster care, your children will stay with someone they know. This fact sheet explains who can become a caregiver for your children, what is involved in setting up and Extended Family Program agreement, how long your children can stay with their caregiver, and where to get more information and support.
To view this publication online: Click Here