(a) enter into a written agreement with the parent establishing the plan for the child and the parent of the child with respect to the services required; or The Ministry of Children, Seniors and Social Development supports adolescents who require protective intervention during their transition to early adulthood. Youth between the ages of 16 and 17 may be eligible for Youth Protection Benefits. A young person`s participation in the program can continue until their 21st birthday if they participate in an individual plan with their social worker. All services offered under the Youth Protection Program are provided through a voluntary Youth Protection Agreement signed directly with youth. Services include: (2) If a minor is removed under this section, the provisions of this Act that apply to the determination of the need for protective intervention and the removal of a child apply, except section 33, as if the young person were a child. All child protection and child care programs and services are designed to help ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth. If there are concerns about abuse by a parent, social workers assess the safety and risk to the child(s). All decisions to intervene in the family are based on the fundamental principle of the Children, Youth and Family Act, which is the best interests of the child. If it is determined that a child is in need of protection, the social worker, in collaboration with the family, develops a plan to reduce the identified risk.
This may include home supervision and ensuring that parents use the support and intervention services they need to properly care for the child. These services may be provided by ministry staff, other government departments or agencies, or through service providers in the community. (b) the parent makes a written agreement that is considered sufficient by a manager or social worker to protect the child. – place greater emphasis on the preservation of children and young people in their family homes by recognising the role of the family in promoting the safety and well-being of children and young people; The main objective of child protection services is to ensure the safety and well-being of children. Social workers investigate allegations of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) and provide families with necessary interventions, supports and services. Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, said the changes are a big step forward in protecting children, youth and families in Newfoundland and Labrador. (2) A manager or social worker shall first consider placing a child or young person with the family of the child or young person or a person with whom the child or young person has an essential relationship. (a) the other manager has custody, supervision or custody of the child or young person with the same rights and obligations as the manager who made the transfer; and 62. 1. The placement of a child or young person is carried out in a manner that minimizes the child or young person`s possible impact and recognizes the importance of placement with siblings and contact with family or other persons important to the child or young person. – Strengthen services for Indigenous children, youth and their families.