Saskatchewan

In Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Social Services is responsible for providing protection services for children under the age of 16 (and in exceptional cases to youth under 18 years of age) under the mandate of the Child and Family Services Act (1989-90). There are 19 Child Protection offices across the province, within three service areas. Alleged maltreatment is reported directly to the child welfare offices in each of the three service areas that serve children off-reserve. The Adoption Act (1998) and The Emergency Protection for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Act (2002) are other pieces of legislation related to the well-being and protection of children in Saskatchewan (MacLaurin et al., 2011). For more information, please visit the information sheet on Saskatchewan's child welfare services.

Saskatchewan - Statistics

Saskatchewan: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2007

Children in care Child (0-18) population Rate per 1000
5,447 251,271 21.7


§ Child welfare services fall under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial authorities, making it difficult to compile statistics at the national level. The most notable variations between provinces include mandate variation by jurisdiction with respect to the age to which children are eligible for services, differences in the length of time a child can receive out-of-home care and the definition of out-of-home care.

Title Authors Year Type
Saskatchewan's child welfare system

Fast, Elizabth
Simpson, Megan
Trocmé, Nico

2014 Information sheet
The Silent World of Jordan: Special Investigation Report

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2016 Report
Duty to Protect: Special Investigation Report

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2016 Report
Annual Report for 2015-16

Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services

2016 Report
2015 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2016 Report
Provincial/Territorial Protocol On Children, Youth and Families Moving Between Provinces and Territories

Government of British Columbia
Government of Alberta
Government of Manitoba
Government of Saskatchewan
Government of New Brunswick
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Government of Nova Scotia
Government of Prince Edward Island
Government of Northwest Territories
Government of Nunavut
Government of Yukon
Government of Ontario

2016 Report
No Time for Mark: The Gap Between Policy and Practice

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2015 Report
Annual Report for 2014-15

Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services

2015 Report
2014 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2015 Report
Response to the Advocate for Children and Youth Two Tragedies Report: February 2015 Status Update

Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services

2015 Report
Last Name First Name Organizationsort icon Province/Territory
White Judy University of Regina Saskatchewan
McKay Sharon University of Regina Saskatchewan
Sinclair Raven University of Regina Saskatchewan
Montgomery H. Monty University of Regina Saskatchewan
Kovach Margaret University of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan