Central East Region Residential Placement Advisory Committee

Record #: SHA1197
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 10 Jan 2023


Description (Service) COVID19 Response
RPAC has remained open during the pandemic. Reviews are conducted virtually.

Regular Service
This program operates under the legislation of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Sections 63-66. The primary role is to conduct neutral, second-party reviews of children/youth who are residing in an out of home placement to ensure the placement is meeting their needs.
  • Mandate is to gather information to be able to advise, inform, and assist parents/families, children/youth, Placing Agencies and Service Providers with respect to the appropriateness of each placement meeting the child/youth's unique needs. Mandatory Reviews are conducted for children/youth living in an out of home placement where the potential of 10 youth or more are living on the same property for more than 90 days. A child/youth who objects to their out of home placement can request a reveiw of their placement by the committee at any time.
  • The committee acts as an advisory body when making recommendations concerning a child/youth's placement under review. Reports from the review are sent to all parties involved in the review and to the Ministry.
  • The RPAC Committee is selected from a roaster of volunteers and professionals with specific expertise.
  • At each review a citizen/chair, a service provider (a person working in the social services field), a representative of the Ministry, and the program coordinator act as a panel to conduct all reviews (Admission, Follow Up, Discretionary and Objection Reviews).

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Durham Region ; Frontenac County ; Haliburton County ; Hastings County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of) ; Prince Edward County ; Simcoe County ; York County
Eligibility Reviews normally involve children between the age of 0-18 years. Individuals between 18 to 21 years of age are eligible for RPAC reviews when they reside in a children's residence. 
18 year(s) and under;
Application Notifications sent from the Placing Agency, Service Provider, or the Ombudsman Office
Languages Interpretive Services - Interpretation
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
349A George St N
Suite 205
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 3P9
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Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-748-3220, ext 230
After Hours Phone 705-748-3220, ext 230 leave message
Fax 705-748-4149
E-Mail laurie.marshall@kfcas.ca
Website https://kawarthafamilycourt.org/residential-placement-advisory-committee-rpac/
Primary Contact Laurie Marshall, Program Coordinator; Phone: ext 230; Email: laurie.marshall@kfcas.ca

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