Newfoundland and Labrador

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) is responsible for providing protection services for children under the age of 16 years as well as voluntary residential and supportive services for youth aged 16 – 18 years in need of protection under the mandate of the Children and Youth Care and Protection Act (2011).  Service provision to children and youth in need of protection is also guided by the Protection and In Care Policy and Procedure Manual (Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, 2011). The Adoption Act (2013) and the Adoptions Policy and Procedures Manual (2014) guide adoption practices for children in the province. CYFS is comprised of four regions across the province, with 56 regional service delivery offices located throughout the regions. For more information, please see the information sheet on Newfoundland and Labrador's child welfare system.

Title Authors Year of Publication
Report
Children in Care in Newfoundland and Labrador

Fowler, Ken

Journal article
Distinguishing Differences in Pathways to Resilience Among Canadian Youth

Ungar, Michael
Brown, Marion
Liebenberg, Linda
Cheung, Maria
Levine, Kathryn

Report
Newfoundland and Labrador CYFS Clinical Services Review: Final Report

Department of Child, Youth and Family Services
Abell, Susan
Moshenko, Sandy
van Leeuwen, Judy

Information Sheet
Newfoundland and Labrador’s child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

Report
Turner Review and Investigation - Volume 1

Markesteyn, Peter
Day, David

Report
Turner Review and Investigation - Volume 2

Markesteyn, Peter
Day, David

Report
Newfoundland and Labrador Adoption Act

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador