National Child Welfare Outcomes Indicator Matrix (NOM)


Trocmé, Nico
MacLaurin, Bruce
Fallon, Barbara
Shlonsky, Aron
Mulcahy, Meghan
Esposito, Tonino

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Centre for Research on Children and Families, McGill University, Montreal, QC: 8 pages

The National Child Welfare Outcomes Indicator Matrix (NOM) was developed through a series of consultations initiated by the provincial and territorial Directors of Child Welfare and Human Resources Development Canada. It provides a framework for tracking outcomes for children and families receiving child welfare services that can be used as a common set of indicators across jurisdictions.The NOM is designed to reflect the complex balance that child welfare authorities maintain between a child’s immediate need for protection; a child’s long-term requirement for a nurturing and stable home; a family’s potential for growth, and; the community’s capacity to meet a child’s needs.The NOM includes four nested domains: child safety, child well-being, permanence, and family and community support (see NOM ecological framework).

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Canadian CW report