The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development is reviewing the Children and Youth Care and Protection Act, which is the legislation that governs child protection, in care and youth services programs delivered throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
This statutory review will assist the department in its ongoing efforts to further strengthen services to children, youth and their families. Key policy areas being focused on include youth services; information sharing; prevention services; licensing and regulation of external agencies; permanency planning for children in care; and services to Aboriginal children, youth and families.
In order to gain insight from the public, the department is accepting input on the current Children and Youth Care and Protection Act. A Discussion Guide, which is posted here (880 KB), will assist respondents by providing an overview of child protection legislation, the principles on which it is based, and a series of questions that may help inform feedback.
Input can be provided to the Policies and Programs Branch of the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development through:
Children and Youth Care and Protection Act Review
c/o Policies and Programs Branch
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
Input will be accepted until December 31, 2016.