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Ford government to overhaul child welfare system to focus on prevention

Ford government to overhaul child welfare system to focus on prevention

The Ontario government says it plans to redesign the province’s child welfare system to focus on prevention and early intervention. Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues Jill Dunlop says the new strategy will also work to address the over-representation of Black and Indigenous families in the children’s aid system. She says the plan will […]

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Ontario Eliminating the Practice of Birth Alerts

Ontario Eliminating the Practice of Birth Alerts – An important step in creating a child welfare system focused on prevention and early intervention

July 14, 2020 10:30 A.M. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services TORONTO — Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, announced the province is eliminating the practice of birth alerts. Birth alerts are notifications sent by children’s aid societies to hospitals when they believe a newborn may be in need of

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Policy directive

Policy directive: CW004-20 Supporting Consistency of Care for Youth whose Care Arrangements are Scheduled to Expire During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This policy directive is issued under s. 42 of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to provide direction to children’s aid societies (societies) with respect to continuity of service to youth in and from care whose care arrangements are scheduled to expire during the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Youth in the extended care

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