Overview Information

The Residential Placement Advisory Committee (RPAC) is a mandated service under the Child and Family Services Act designed to ensure that children up to the age of 18 in out-of-home, live-in care are being well served.

Reviews occur routinely for each child and youth who move into a live-in program licensed for ten or more individuals when the placement will be more than 3 months.   Any child/youth living in either foster care or a group home of any size can ask for a review.  It is their right!

Reviews include the child’s point of view, the parent/guardian’s point of view, and key service providers involved.  RPAC will make recommendations.

What Parents/guardians need to know about the role of R.P.A.C.:

What is R.P.A.C?

  • R.P.A.C. is short form for “Residential Placement Advisory Committee”
  • R.P.A.C. has a role to review the appropriateness of your child’s placement
  • CSCN coordinates and conducts reviews for children from London/Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Grey, Bruce, Windsor-Essex, Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent regardless of where in the province the child is placed
  • CSCN operates R.P.A.C under legislation called the Child, Youth and Family Services Act
  • Our friendly and experienced members review your child’s placement without bias

When do reviews happen?

  • Shortly after your child moves into a home supporting 10 children and youth R.P.A.C is mandated to conduct a review
  • Every 9 months until your child moves or turns 18

OR you or your child can directly contact R.P.A.C when ….

  • You or your child believe the appropriateness of your child’s foster or group home placement of any size is in question.  It is your right and your child’s right to request a review

What does a review look like?

  • We will talk to guardians and workers involved regarding how the placement is  going
  • We will ask your son/daughter directly about their experience living in the program
  • We will ask general questions about your child’s goals and will review your child’s Plan of Care documents
  • We will ask if any concerns need to be addressed
  • We will send you a letter outlining the review and  recommendations

Contact Info:  RPAC@CSCN.on.ca

Date/Hours: Email anytime

Contact Info: 519-438-4783 - Children’s Intake




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