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Child Protection Standards in Ontario

Government of Ontario; Ministry of Children and Youth Services Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Ontario 1 February 2007 Guidelines child/youth protection

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"The purpose of the Child Protection Standards in Ontario (dated February 2007) is to promote consistently high quality service delivery to children, youth and their families receiving child protection services from Children’s Aid Societies across the province.

Goals of the New Differential Response Model of Child Protection Service:
• to maintain a strong focus on child safety, well-being and permanence
• to provide more case-sensitive, customized responses for referrals of non-severe situations
• to strengthen assessment and decision-making by implementing:
• a family-centred team decision making model
• “next generation” clinical tools
• specialized supplementary screening tools
• to integrate the use of clinical tools with a broader clinical focus
• to increase the emphasis on engaging children and families in service
• to build on existing strengths and increase families’ capacity
• to involve a wider range of informal and formal supports in service planning and provision."

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