Safeguards Resources

Addressing Personal Vulnerability through Planning

A guide to identifying and incorporating intentional safeguards when planning with adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Ageing Parents Pamphlet

The Ageing Parents Pamphlet has been developed as a safeguards resource to help inform aging parents/caregivers of the need to, and benefits of making a plan with their family member as they both age. The pamphlet was developed with input and assistance from CLBC’s Provincial Advisory Committee and the Surrey Community Council.

Brothers and Sisters: The Power of Growing Up Together

CLBC and Family Support Institute (FSI) have worked together to create this new safeguards resource. Brothers and sisters are often key voices in advocacy, community access, relationships and storytelling in terms of their sibling’s strengths and assets. Through photos and stories, this resource celebrates and highlights how these relationships create more inclusive and safer communities for everyone.

Belonging to One Another: Building Personal Support Networks

A resource booklet that is meant to inspire and stimulate your heart and head in consideration of how to support friendships, make social connections and build broader networks for adults with developmental disabilities.

Responding to Vulnerability: A Discussion Paper about Safeguards and People with Developmental Disabilities

A document developed by CLBC for discussion with self-advocates, families, service providers, caregivers and other concerned people.

Rights & Safeguards: A Plain Language Guide for Self-Advocates

A plain language document developed with self-advocates to enhance their awareness of their rights and ways to be safe in community.

You can also watch the video Know your Rights: A Guide for Self-Advocates on the CLBC Youtube page here.

Support Networks: A Plain Language Guide for Self-Advocates

This plain language guide was developed with self-advocates to guide the process of building personal support networks.

The Power of Knowing Each Other: Stories about Informal Safeguards told by BC Families

CLBC and Family Support Institute (FSI) have worked together to create this new safeguards resource. This book contains stories about the creative and unique connections families have built and nurtured with their family members who have a developmental disability.

Thriving in Community – Delegating Health Care Tasks in the Community Living Sector

A Guide and Recommended Policy for service providers committed to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and complex care needs.

Understanding Vulnerability – A Guide for Self Advocates

This plain language guide for self advocates is a unique tool to help build awareness not only amongst self advocates but also their family members, CLBC staff, service providers and others about the importance of being aware of vulnerabilities so intentional safeguards can be planned to address them.

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