Jurisdiction & Delegation Authority

What does NCFS do?

Nisga’a Child & Family Services is a delegated agency with the responsibility of C3, C4, and eventually C6 services.

Through the C3 delegation process, our Social Workers have the authority to provide the following services:

  • support services for families
  • voluntary care agreements
  • special needs agreements
  • establishing family care homes

 With the C4 delegation, we have the responsibility of guardianship of children in continuing custody.

With the C6 delegation, Nisga’a Child and Family Services is preparing for the next step in the transition to Child Protection status. When this transition is completed, NLG will have control over the last important area of child and family service delivery. Delegated staff will be able to conduct child welfare investigations, remove children at risk, and make representations to family court with respect to children in need of protection. This is an important step in the evolution of NLG, one that has the potential to make an enormous, positive change in the lives of Nisga’a children and their families.

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