Child in Care is a collective responsibility and MCFSNB is there to support parent(s), extended family and the community to carry out their responsibilities to properly care for a child. If MCFSNB is unable to successfully work with the families and a child is found to be in unsafe living conditions, MCFSNB has the authority under the Family Services Act to find an out of home placement for the child, either temporarily or permanently. In such a situation, MCFSNB makes every effort to place a child with immediate or extended family and if at all possible with the child’s grandparents. In the event this is not possible, MCFSNB would opt for a foster family living in the child's community in order to provide continuity and connection to their cultural identity. MCFSNB has an obligation to give consideration to the wishes of children in care, their interests and concerns as provided for under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and subsection 6(1) of the Family Services Act.