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Child protection laws to get first update since 2011 – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201848 Views

Bill 14, announced today, focuses on Indigenous families and needs of older youth

May 15, 2018

Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, provided details of Bill 14, An Act Respecting Children, Youth and Families in St. John’s today.

The Act would replace the current Children and Youth Care and Protection Act, which came into effect in 2011.

There are six main areas where changes are being put into place, the government said:

  • Improving information sharing to better protect children and youth.
  • Enhancing the focus on preserving the family unit.
  • Expanding permanent options for children and youth in foster care.
  • Strengthening service delivery for Indigenous youth and children, and their families.
  • Identifying and supporting youth needing protection.
  • Developing a licencing regime for out-of-home care placements.


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