Welcome to the BCN Practitioner Library, an online library containing practitioner-related resources organised around the components of the care system. The library's puzzle design demonstrates how the care system is the sum of many integrated parts and points to the importance of the systems strengthening agenda. As you explore the puzzle, you will find basic information, tools, videos, articles, and other resources related to each component and subcomponent of the care system. Please note that this practitioner library is still in development.

Mandated Agencies/Bodies


Mandated agencies and bodies are the government departments or entities who have been delegated authority, power and responsibility, under law, relating to specific functions within the child protection and care systems. These include, for example, the ministry with overall responsibility for child welfare/protection/care, the departments and personnel who are authorised to approve admission into alternative care, the officials who sit on the gatekeeping panel or who conduct inspections of residential care centres, and the accredited social workers who respond to child welfare or protection concerns.