The intricate method of providing safeguards for children in British Columbia
The big-picture purpose of the present study was to create a document or tool that could inform organizations in India, where the safety of children (especially girls) is under threat; of methods, rules, and regulations used in Canada that lead to a reasonably successful safe environment for children. The present study examined the relationship between the three government bodies that primarily work together to ensure the safety of children in British Columbia: The Royal Canadian Police (RCMP), the Ministry of Education of British Columbia (MOE), and the Ministry of Children and Family Development of British Columbia (MCFD). A model of cooperative governance was created to show a visual representation of the cooperative inter-play between these organizations. The interrelationship of these organizations is further demonstrated through a detailed account of the roles of each separate organization, as well as two fictional vignettes with different hypothetical situations that involve all of the organizations working together cooperatively in an effort to establish safety for a child.