Most Canadians do not have first hand experience with child protection workers. Many believe that MCFD does not make a child removal decision lightly. Child removal authority has been exercised judiciously. There must be good evidence supporting removals before they act. Child protection laws are impeccable, impartial and necessary to protect vulnerable children from abusive parents. Government run foster homes are known safe places. Tax dollars spent are protecting children and helping families in need. Child protection workers have adequate training to do the difficult and respectable job of protecting our next generations. They are trustworthy and honorable. Our judiciary is providing a platform to fairly adjudicate child removal cases. Parents will be given fair hearings based on stingy scrutiny on MCFD's evidence before any decisions are made. Expert evidence from MCFD's paid professionals like psychologists and counselors are unbiased and accurate. If there are any deficiencies, they are either isolated incidents or due to a lack of resources.
Above all, most parents are of the opinion that child protection workers will treat them fairly. Since parents have nothing to hide, they are open to intervention. Few parents are on their guard of the most unexpected ordeal that service providers are about to unleash on them and their vulnerable children.
Tactics discussed below that child protection workers often use on parents may appear cynical and unbelievable to some readers. Some may think that these despicable tactics are fictitious or are biased exaggerations intended to embarrass the Ministry. On 14 July 2015, Judge Walker of the Supreme Court of B.C. handed down "J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2015 BCSC 1216)". This is the first time a judge has identified and affirmed many of these tactics very clearly.
Our Introduction Section would examine the propriety of the aforesaid general perceptions by:
Once MCFD starts an investigation, parents will have to go through the following "child protection" process: