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Putting Children First

The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to putting children and youth first, and to ensuring a better life for these vulnerable members of society. 

Despite Saskatchewan’s child welfare system facing numerous challenges, the number of children coming into care was decreasing; however, the past three months have seen an increase in children entering care, consistent with seasonal increases seen at the end of 2014. It is important to note that within these numbers are children who are increasingly being placed in the custody of extended family, promoting family, culture and community.

Our goal is continuous strengthening of the system and improved outcomes for children in care by addressing these critical areas:

  • Capacity
  • Foster Home Recruitment
  • Foster Home Retention
  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Legislative Review

  June 30, 2012
June 30, 2013
June 30, 2014 
June 30, 2015 
June 30, 2016 
Children in out-of-home care1  4583 4585 4557 4705 4861
Children in care2
2942
2926 2880 2944 3056
Non wards3
1641 1659 1677 1761 1805
Approved Providers4
621
 614   567
  533
  500
Provider homes with more than four children5
  68
  52
  54
  46
  40
Children living in provider homes with more than four children
402
 306
 317 265
 242

All data is taken from either the monthly Linkin extract or ACI and includes active cases at month end.

  1. This number includes all children who are placed in out-of-home care and are involved with the Ministry and children who were apprehended by the Ministry off-reserve and placed on-reserve. Placements for these children include: foster homes; group homes; assessment and stabilization centres; or, with extended family.
  2. This number includes wards and those children with apprehended status.
  3. This number includes children/youth who are placed by court order in the custody of a designated Person of Sufficient Interest caregiver.
  4. Approved Providers – include Regular Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, Parent Therapist, or both Regular and Therapeutic Foster Care.
  5. Children refers to children in care.

Apprehended Status - a child who is in need of protection and at risk of incurring serious harm and has been removed from a parent to a place of safety.

 

Children in Care in Saskatchewan 2011-2015
Province-Wide

 

 

Children in Care in Saskatchewan 2011-2015
by Region

 

* As of June 30 of each year


Number of Approved Providers over
the Recommended Number of Four

 

 June 2015

June 2016

# of Children
in the Home

 # of
Homes

Total
Children6

# of
Homes

Total
Children

 5

 26

130

16

80

 6

9

54

12

72

 7

8

56

7

49

 8

2

16

4

32

 9

1

9

1

9

 

 46

265

40

242

*As of June 30th of each year - using approved providers and counting placement types of Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care and Parent Therapist.
6 - Children refers to children in care.

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