What is the Residential Placement
Advisory Committee (RPAC)?
RPAC is an abbreviation for Residential Placement Advisory Committee that is a mandated review as outlined in the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. RPAC has a role to review the appropriateness of a child’s residential placement. Reviews include the child’s point of view, the parent/guardian’s point of view and key service providers involved. Reviews must occur for each child and youth who moves into a residential program licensed for ten or more individuals when the placement will be more than three months. Additionally, any child/youth living in either foster care or a group home of any size can ask for a review. It’s your right!
Contact Brant coordinates the RPAC process for any child or youth whose legal guardian resides in the Brant community.
Service providers must notify Contact Brant within 7 days of a placement being made so that an RPAC review can be held within 45 days of the placement. RPAC excludes placements made under the YCJA Youth Criminal Justice Act), secure treatment and maternity homes.