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My social worker told me I need to live with my auntie, but I don’t want to stay there. Can you help me find another place to live?

One of our advocates can listen to your concerns and assist you with having your voice heard and considered by your social worker. If you are still not happy with the social worker’s decision, an advocate can help you to …


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My friend is being abused. What should I do?

You should call the Children’s Helpline right away. Call 310-1234 (no area code), or dial 0 from any phone in B.C. to call the operator and ask for the Children’s Helpline. The Rep can help children and youth in B.C. …


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I’m 16. I applied for a youth agreement and I’m not eligible. Can you help me get a youth agreement?

Contact us to learn more about youth agreements and how they work. We can help you figure out why you were not eligible and can help you talk to the people who made the decision so they know how you …


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I’m 13 and don’t want to live with the foster parents I’ve been placed with. Can I move to another home?

The Rep can’t step in and change a decision that has been made about you, but we can help you get your views heard and considered with the people who can make those decisions. You have a right to live …


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I need braces and I have asked my social worker and have not received an answer yet. It’s been six months. Can you help me get the braces I need?

One of our advocates can help you by requesting that the social worker answer your question as soon as possible. The advocate will make sure that the social worker explains the decision, will help you to understand the answers to …


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I live in a group home. Can you help get me a transfer?

If you are unhappy where you’ve been placed, the Rep’s office can help you think of ways to solve a problem you may be having in your group home or can help you have your voice heard if you want …


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I live in a group home and I am turning 19 soon. Am I able to stay here, or do I have to move?

When you turn 19, you are no longer considered a child in care and you cannot typically live in a group home for children in care. One of our advocates can help provide information and discuss your options as you …


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I have been in the same foster home for three years, and now I have to move, but I don’t want to. What should I do?

It might be possible for you to stay with your foster family, but each young person’s situation is different. The Rep can help you figure out what is going on and can help you make sure the people making decisions …


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I don’t feel like my social worker is listening to me. Where can I make a complaint?

Each region has staff known as “dispute resolution consultants” who listen to complaints and help resolve issues. You can find out how to contact the dispute resolution consultant for your region by asking your foster parent or caregiver, or by …


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I am not a child in care. Do you only advocate for children in care?

No. Any child or youth can contact us and talk to someone who will determine if we are able to assist you. …


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