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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 - 1st Quarter


June 30, 2013
June 30, 2014
June 30, 2015
June 30, 2016
June 30, 2017
Children in out-of-home care1  4585 4557 4705 4861 5131
Children in care2
2926
2880 2944
3056
3220
Non wards3
1659 1677 1761 1805 1911
Approved Providers4
614
 567   533
  500
  505
Provider homes with more than four foster children5
  52
  54
  46
  40
  43
Number of children living in provider homes with more than four children
306
 317
 265 242
 264

All data is taken from Linkin.

  1. This number includes all children who are in the care the Minister and those taken into care off-reserve and their case management has subsequently been transferred to a First Nations Agency.
  2. These children are on apprehended, temporary, long term or permanent ward status. This number also includes children in care under an Agreement for Residential Service as agreed to between the child's parent and the ministry.
  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, or both Regular and Therapeutic Foster Care.
  5. Children refers to children in care.

 

Children in Care in Saskatchewan 2013-2017
Province-Wide


 

 

Children in Care in Saskatchewan 2013-2017
by Service Area


 

* As of June 30th of each year



Number of Foster Homes over the Recommended
Number of Four Foster Children/Home

 

 June 2016

June 2017

# of Children
in the Home

 # of
Homes

Total
Children6

# of
Homes

Total
Children

 5

16

80

19

95

 6

12

72

10

60

 7

7

49

6

42

 8

4

32

5

40

 9

1

9

3

27

  40 242
43
264

*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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