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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

INTERNET STATISTICS - 4th Quarter


Mar 31, 2014
Mar 31, 2015
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 31, 2018
Children in out-of-home care1  4518 4635 4774 5049 5257
Children in care2
2844
2881 2981
3154
3277
Non wards3
1674 1754 1793 1895 1980
Foster Homes4
570
 538   506
  490
  500
Foster homes with more than four foster children5
  50
  57
  42
  42
  37
Children living in foster homes with more than four children
297
 328
 248 260
 227

All data is taken from Linkin.

  1. This includes the total number of all children in the care of the Minister, including non-wards (children who are in care of extended family) and those children apprehended off-reserve whose case management has subsequently been transferred to a First Nation Child and Family Services Agency on reserve.
  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. Foster Homes – include approved providers with Regular Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, or both Regular and Therapeutic Foster Care.
  5. Children refers to children in care.

 

Children in Care in Saskatchewan 2014-2018
Province-Wide


 

Children in Care in Saskatchewan 2014-2018
by Region

*  As of March 31 of each year
    All data is taken from monthly Linkin extract and includes active cases at month end.



Number of Foster Home Providers
over the Recommended Number of Four

 

 March 2017

March 2018

# of Children
in the Home

 # of
Homes

Total
Children6

# of
Homes

Total
Children

 5

19

95

17

85

 6

9

54

8

48

 7

5

35

5

35

 8

6

48

4

32

 9

2

18

3

27

 10 1
10 0 0
  42 260
37
227

*  As of March 31st of each year - using foster homes and counting placement types of Regular and Therapeutic Foster Care.
6  Children refers to children in care.

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