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Foster Care provides a safe family environment to children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or life-threatening conditions.
Types of Foster Care available:
Once a child is placed in their home, foster families receive ongoing financial support from the Ministry of Social Services. The payment allows foster parents to provide for physical needs including:
Additional funds may be available for expenses such as sports, music lessons, cultural activities and other special needs.
Foster parents who are caring for children with significant behavioural or medical needs may require additional funds beyond the basic compensation rates.
Children in foster care are entitled to receive supplementary medical services, which provides for most health needs, including prescription medication, eye care and dental services.
As part of the family assessment home study process, prospective foster parents participate in PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education) Training. PRIDE is a competency-based model of practice implemented by the Ministry of Social Services to aid in the development and support of foster families.
PRIDE focuses on:
Once a child is placed in their home, foster families receive ongoing support from Social Services and from the Saskatchewan Foster Families Association. Local meetings and support groups give new foster families an opportunity to discuss questions or concerns with experienced foster families.
Foster families come from a diverse range of cultural, educational and economic backgrounds. There is a significant need for Indigenous families who can help children maintain their cultural identities.
Call the Saskatchewan Foster Families Association (SFFA) toll-free at 1-800-667-7002.
Steps to becoming a foster parent include:
Related documents for Foster Care are available in the Publications Centre.
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