SafeCare Accreditation

Congratulations on implementing SafeCare with the highest standards! It is our pleasure to approve your SafeCare Accreditation for May 2018 to April 2019. NSTRC and the SafeCare Accreditation Team appreciate your agency’s hard work to maintain the implementation standards of SafeCare and want to thank you for taking time to participate in the SafeCare Accreditation process.  As a token of your accreditation, attached is your agency’s accreditation seal, which you can use to announce and advertise your accreditation. 
We love having your agency as part of our SafeCare Community and look forward to continued collaboration throughout the year. 
Best,

SafeCare Accreditation Team

Leslie Sawell, MS
Senior Training Specialist
National SafeCare Training and Research Center

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Change to After Hours Service in Dryden, Ignace and Red Lake

As of June 1, 2018, there is a change in our After Hours service in Dryden, Ignace and Red Lake.  Tikinagan CFS will be providing after hours services to the families they serve from the Treaty 9 and 5 areas.  Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services continues to provide services to all Treaty 3 band members.  Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services will provide service to all other families.  If you do not know which agency to contact please call any of the agencies and we will determine child safety and who the information should be directed to.



Understanding Child Welfare

Have you ever been approached by friends and families, as soon as they learned you are working in child welfare, with questions like “What is a  Children’s Aid Society? What exactly do you do? How do you look after abused children?” and even bigger questions like, “What is Child Welfare?”!  Most of the time you probably struggled to answer these questions, because, well, the answer is complicated.
 
The 4-minute video below provides a concise, simple – and for some, surprising – description of why children, youth,  and families receive child welfare services in Ontario and how Children’s Aid Societies work.    English   French


Identity-Based Data Collection

Why are we collecting identity-based data? The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and Children’s Aid Societies would like to better understand you and children and youth receiving child welfare services. We want to support programs and services that respect who you are.

All identity-based data that we collect is confidential and is voluntary to answer.


Child Welfare Mandate Expanding

Expansion of the Child Welfare Mandate to include 16 and 17 year olds

Informed by advocacy from the child welfare sector, community based professionals including the Offices of the Children’s Lawyer and the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, but most importantly by the province’s children and youth themselves, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services has amended the Child and Family Services Act extending the sector’s mandate to include child protection services to 16 and 17 year olds.