Contact Brant coordinates RPAC reviews, according to requirements outlined in the Child, Youth and Family Services Act for residential facilities with 10 beds or more, for Brant children and youth to ensure appropriateness of their placement.
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. Children 12 years of age and older who object to their placement can also request an RPAC review by calling Contact Brant.
Contact Brant reports the recommendations of each RPAC review to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
Contact Brant chairs the meeting. Team members are one representative from a children’s service provider, an ‘Informed Citizen’, and where the child/youth has Indigenous heritage, a local Indigenous service provider or Band Representative. The residential placement agency and the child/youth and family are asked to attend.