Voluntary Support Services Agreements and Child Protection

A Voluntary Support Services Agreement can help provide services and support to children, youth and their parent(s) without giving up their legal rights and responsibilities towards their child. Voluntary Support Services Agreements can provide a variety of preventative supports such as counseling, respite, parenting program, Alcohol and/or Drug treatment, mental health support and services to improve a family’s financial situation. Services are meant to help when there is no other help available from family, friends, or other community services. The goals of these services are to support families so they can remain intact and raise their children successfully. 

Contact your local Social Services Office in your community or email any questions to cfs_info@gov.nt.ca.