This redesigned flowchart, taken from Parents’ Rights, Kids’ Rights and now available in print for the first time, provides a step-by-step overview of the child protection process. The flowchart uses shapes and colours to guide the reader through the process, from initial investigation to protection hearing:
- ovals represent “start or finish”;
- diamonds represent “decisions”; and
- rounded rectangles represent “steps.”
The clear graphic presentation will help lawyers and advocates explain the child protection process to parents who are dealing with this issue. This flow chart will also appear in the next edition of Parents’ Rights, Kids’ Rights, expected out in the spring.