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  • The Child, Youth and Family Services Act is an extremely important piece of legislation that has many laws and rights written out about the child welfare sector. It holds key information for anyone who comes into contact with child welfare services. The complete act has 12 parts that explore different areas of child welfare. It lays out laws, rules and responsibilities of service providers, and most importantly, your rights as child, youth, or family who may be involved with child welfare services. For detailed information you can read through the complete Act itself.