Newfoundland and Labrador - Statistics

Newfoundland and Labrador: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2022^

Children in care Child (0-15) population Rate per 1000*
895 73,360 12.20

Of the 895 children and youth in care as of March 31, 2022, 300 are Indigenous.


^Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. (2022). Seniors and Social Development Department of Children, Program Statistics - Child Protection and In-Care.

*The rate per 1000 is calculated using the population of children covered under the age of protection in Newfoundland and Labrador (under 16 years old).

§ 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.