The provincial government is proposing new, stand-alone legislation for child and youth well-being in New Brunswick.
This new legislation aims at modernizing portions of the 40-year-old Family Services Act.
This important legislation focuses on the interests, protection, participation and well-being of children/youth, and the health and well-being of families.
The overall approach is child-centered, rather than parent-centered. It recognizes how early detection and intervention is critical in matters where the well-being of a child or youth may be at risk.