The ministry supports healthy child and family development through its commitment to a collaborative professional practice delivered across a range of quality services that strive to maximize the potential of children and youth through achieving meaningful outcomes for children, youth and families related to their needs.
The foundation of the ministry’s work is in providing effective services to support healthy, safe environments where children are connected to their family and community. The primary focus of the ministry is to support vulnerable children and their families using a client-centred approach to service delivery that builds on their existing resources and capacities. This client-centred approach focuses the ministry on delivering services in a respectful, compassionate, strengths-based and culturally appropriate manner that maximizes the potential of children, youth and families to achieve meaningful outcomes.
Ministry services are complementary and families may access a combination of services delivered through the following service lines:
- Early Years Services
- Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs
- Child and Youth Mental Health Services
- Child Safety
- Family, Youth and Children in Care Services and Adoption Services
- Youth Justice Services
Ministry programs and services are coordinated through a provincial office located in Victoria and are delivered through 13 geographic Service Delivery Areas. Visit our main page for information on specific programs and services.