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 Yearsort icon Type
Lost in the System: Jake's Story

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2014 Report
Two Tragedies: Holding Systems Accountable

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2014 Report
Annual Report for 2013-14

Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services

2014 Report
2013 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2014 Report
Saskatchewan Child Abuse Protocol 2014

Government of Saskatchewan

2014 Report
Response to the Advocate for Children and Youth Two Tragedies Report: August 2014 Status Update

Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services

2014 Report
Out of Sight: How One Aboriginal Child’s Best Interests Were Lost Between Two Provinces

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

2013 Report
2012-2013 Annual Report

Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services

2013 Report
2012 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2013 Report
First Nations Child Welfare in Saskatchewan

Kozlowski, Anna
Sinha, Vandna
Hartsook, Gail
Thomas, Shelley
Montgomery, H. Monty

2012 Information sheet
Last Namesort icon First Name Organization Province/Territory
Kovach Margaret University of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
McKay Sharon University of Regina Saskatchewan
Montgomery H. Monty University of Regina Saskatchewan
Sinclair Raven University of Regina Saskatchewan
White Judy University of Regina Saskatchewan