Child and Family Social Services in Kamloops
Updated March 2018
Child and Family Services in BC are quite diverse to address the unique needs of local families. 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card provides some recent data on challenges many children and families experience in BC. A child in BC is a person under the age of 19. Here is the policy on how to report a child in need of protection. “If your child is taken” brochure provides overview of key rights of the parents when a child is removed under the protection concerns. Mental Health Resource Guide provides some information on local services in the Caribou area. Children’s Services Directory for Salmon Arm region might provide some information on what is available and you can always contact Salmon Arm so they can connect you with local services in Kamloops (if available).
One can also contact Secwepemc Child and Family Services or Metis Commission for Child and Family Services in BC or local Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) for relevant services. Great presentation available here provides a legal guidance in navigating the child protection process. You can also find online KAMLOOPS FAMILY SERVICES Contact Information. Another version is available here.
This information sheet will provide you with details related to local services for children & youth. It is organized by the following age groups: Under 6, Children 6 – 12, and Youth. You can also contact Make Children First (MCF) a community coalition of individuals and organizations who believe that it takes a whole community to raise a child. We work to enhance the ability of our community to support the healthy development of children and their families. Interesting Shapedown BC program is available for eligible kids in BC. You can also access online Child &Youth Mental Health Guide for the region.
Explore Kamloops With Kids website provides a lot of activities that are designed for kids in Kamloops. You can also find child care listing for the region online. Kamloops/Thompson Community Mapping Study also provides the list of resources for kids. You can also access BC Wild Life Park Map and Winter Fun Map to take your kids to different local attractions.