At other times, only your child enters into an agreement with CAS. This means that they sign, not you, the collaboration agreement with CAS. This type of agreement is called the Voluntary Youth Assistance Agreement (VYSA). ADR is an approach to resolving disputes between you and a company. This approach, where appropriate, encourages the involvement and support of the family and extended family and your community in planning and making decisions for children and adolescents. ADR focuses on bringing the right people together to develop the best plan for you. For example, if you don`t agree with the company on the type of mediation that is best for you, ADR can bring together the right people to explore options and develop a plan. A voluntary contract, also known as a rolling table, is a contract between you and a Child Welfare Service (CAS). If you are a First Nation, Inuk or Métis Youth, the company will inform your First Nation group or first nation, Métis or Inuit community, that the company is ready to enter into an agreement with you so that services are provided to you in a way that respects your cultural identity and helps you preserve yourself and help you stay connected to your community. heritage and traditions. Sometimes your child may be involved in the agreement you are meeting with CAS. This means that they must also approve CAS services and perhaps sign the agreement.
Your child should have the opportunity to speak to a lawyer in the Children`s Lawyer`s Office (LCO) for independent legal advice before the contract is signed. CAS usually settles a transfer to the OCL and a lawyer is mandated. If CAS refuses to enter a VYSA, your child can contact the OCL. Some services may be free. Others you might have to pay. Please tell CAS if you can afford to pay for certain services, as they may have a shorter waiting list. The companies will then review the information and open an investigation. The company will want to hear from you about your experiences and concerns to help them assess whether you need protection and, if so, what services are right for you. The company may be obliged to speak to your family about the information you provide in your interview.
You can protect your identity as a reference. The termination of a VYSA A VYSA is a voluntary agreement and you can terminate the agreement at any time (i.e. terminate). When you receive services from a company, you should expect support to identify and develop relationships that you feel are important and beneficial to you and that you want to keep for the rest of your life. Services are focused to help you stay in touch with your family, no matter what it means to you, your community and culture. You should have access to services and materials that respect your culture, as well as programs that will help you develop personally. The OCL has lawyers across Ontario who represent children and youth in court cases. The role of ocL counsel is to independently represent the views and interests of young people.
The lawyer informs young people about the process, advises on available options and advocates for youth in court and other trials, for example. B in out-of-court dispute settlement, complaint procedures on services received by a company and also provides lawyers to parents under the age of 18. In the service plan, you agree that your family will work with CAS to help you take care of your child.