When a child is admitted into the care of the Children’s Aid Society, a Children’s Services worker ensures that the child’s rights and best interests are protected, supported and monitored.
The Children’s Services workers ensure that all social, emotional, and service needs of the child are met. This is done through collaboration and consultation with other professionals and care providers involved.
For each child that enters the care of the Children’s Aid Society, a written plan for that child’s care is developed. The plan includes access or contact with the child’s natural family, and/or Native Band.
Children may be in the care of the Children’s Aid Society through one of the following processes:
- Temporary Care Agreement: The child is placed in the care of the Children’s Aid Society on a voluntary basis by the caregiver
- Society Wardship: The child is court ordered into the temporary care of the Children’s Aid Society
- Crown Wardship: The child is made a permanent ward of the Children’s Aid Society and could be placed for adoption.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services sets out Standards and Regulations for children placed within the Society’s care which the Children’s Services Unit ensures are met.