Legal responsibilities for protecting the interests of minor children in British Columbia are shared by parents, guardians and a number of public institutions and organizations.
The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) protects the legal and financial interests of children and youth under the authority of a range of provincial laws. The PGT Child and Youth Services division (CYS) works on behalf of and directly with children and youth as well as with their parents or guardians.
For information on the Riley Saunders Class Action settlement, go to the Class Action page.
Services to children and youth fall into the following five areas: