Child and Family Services exist to protect and support children in the NWT and to encourage families to be strong and healthy.
Voluntary Support Services Agreements are meant to help your family when there is no other help available from family, friends or other community services.
Child and Family Services Committees assist the Government of the Northwest Territories in making decisions about children and families. They work together with Child Protection Workers, children and families facing child protection issues.
Information for Young People is available to help young people understand their rights and the services they may access.
Children in the NWT are protected through the Child and Family Services Act. The following brochures provide more information about child protection:
- Child and Family Services Committees
- My Child Has Been Apprehended. What Now?
- Plan of Care Agreements
- Dealing with Child Protection Matters in Court
- Information for Young People
- Voluntary Support Services Agreements
- What Happens to a Child in Care?
- What to do if you think a child is being abused or neglected
If you have other questions about services for children and families in the NWT, please call your local Health and Social Services Authority.
Children and Family Services
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 767-9061
Fax: (867) 873-7706