Contact Brant coordinates the Brant RPAC according to legislative requirements outlined in the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. The RPAC reviews all residential placements for Brant children and youth who are placed in a facility with 10 beds or more when the placement is intended to last 90 days or more.
An RPAC is initiated when Contact Brant receives notification from a service provider of a residential placement. The service provider must notify Contact Brant within 7 days after a placement occurs. The RPAC review must occur within 45 days of placement. RPAC also reviews all placements at least once during each nine month period that the placement continues following the initial review, as well as every residential placement of a child/youth 12 years of age or older who objects to the placement.
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.