Social Work Oversight

What is this engagement about?

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is launching a public engagement on the oversight of social work in B.C. This engagement will explore the current state of social work oversight, including what is working well and opportunities for improvement. It will allow for MCFD to develop a better understanding of the diverse range of needs, perspectives and opinions surrounding social work oversight. We will engage broadly with our partners, social workers and the public.

How to participate: To sign up for project updates and upcoming engagement opportunities, email

Engagement Timeline: Spring 2022 – Spring 2023

How can my contribution make a difference?

  • We are seeking feedback from anyone interested in social work oversight, including our partners, social work practitioners and the public.
  • We will use engagement findings to prepare a “What We Heard Report” which will reflect key topics and messages brought forward during the engagement.
  • We began this engagement process in spring 2022 and we estimate it will be complete by the end of December 2022.
  • We expect to launch a public feedback form and call for written submissions in October 2022.

Details of the Engagement

Category: families-residents, government

Status: Upcoming

Location: Province-wide