2. The purpose of this Act is to protect children whose security or development is or may be considered to be in danger. The Act also aims to put an end to and prevent the recurrence of situations in which the security or the development of a child is in danger.
In addition, it supplements the provisions of the Civil Code that concern the adoption of children domiciled in Québec or outside Québec.
Lastly, in these matters, this Act sets out, in Chapter V.1, provisions specific to Indigenous people, which add to or depart from its other provisions.
1977, c. 20, s. 2; 1984, c. 4, s. 3; 2017, c. 12, s. 5311; 2022, c. 11, s. 311.