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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 - Third Quarter

Dec 31, 2012
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 31, 2014 
Dec 31, 2015 
Dec 31, 2016 
Children in out-of-home care1  4557 4492 4596 4715 4946
Children in care2
2896
2846 2852 2931 3072
Non wards3
1661 1646 1744 1784 1874
Approved Providers4
623
 584   551
  498
  490
Provider homes with more than four children5
  63
  48
  59
  43
  35
Children living in provider homes with more than four children
370
 282
 338 251
 220

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 2012-2016
Province-Wide


 

 

Children in Care in Saskatchewan 2012-2016
by Region


 

* As of December 31st of each year
All data is taken from either the monthly Linkin extract or ACI and includes active cases at month end.


Number of Approved Providers over
the Recommended Number of Four

 

 Dec 2015

Dec 2016

# of Children
in the Home

 # of
Homes

Total
Children6

# of
Homes

Total
Children

 5

 21

105

13

65

 6

12

72

8

48

 7

7

49

7

49

 8

2

16

5

40

 9

1

9

2

18

 

 43

251

35

220

*As of December 31st 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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