ANCR works within a jointly coordinated child and family services system with four distinct mandates (First Nations North, First Nations South, Métis and non-Aboriginal); that is community based; and reflects and incorporates the cultures of non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal peoples. Our Commitment to Children and Families Families have responsibility in society to ensure the well-being of their children. Each family is unique and has the right to services: That respect their individual needs, their cultural and linguistic heritage. That fosters their participation in decisions, their independence and sustainability. Any intervention in the affairs of a family should: Ensure that the children in the family are safe. Be as non-intrusive as possible. Ensure that no child is at risk because of gaps between programs and services of agencies. Be preventative, supportive, consistent and respectful. Support children to stay with their own family systems whenever possible. Ensuring the safety, security and well-being of children and their best interests are fundamental responsibilities of society.