The Spotlight: Child Welfare journalism team is digging into this claim. We are investigating the different financial supports and services that are available to parents, extended family members and foster parents. We’d like to know if people are getting the support and services they need to care for their kids. And we’re exploring the connection between poverty and child apprehensions.
We have created four surveys — one for parents, one for extended family caregivers, one for foster parents and one for people who are working to support families in some way — because we’d like to understand where different people are coming from.
This survey is for PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING TO SUPPORT FAMILIES who are have either had their children apprehended by B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development or who are taking care of children in care (i.e. voluntary or continuing care agreements, temporary, kinship, etc.) For example, if you're a social worker, a youth worker or a teacher you might like to share your perspective through this survey.
We will NOT PUBLISH anything you share in this survey without getting your permission first.
We ask questions about identity because we want to ensure we’re getting perspectives from a range of people from different backgrounds and communities. We ask for contact information because we might like to schedule a follow-up interview or request permission to publish something written in this survey. In the event that we want to publish something you've shared, we would be happy to consider requests for identity protection if that's important to you.
*This survey was created by journalists as part of Spotlight: Child Welfare — a collaborative journalism project that aims to deepen reporting on B.C.'s child-welfare system. For more info, contact project manager firstname.lastname@example.org.