Children in Care in Canada: A summary of current issues and trends with recommendations for future research

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Child Welfare League of Canada, Ottawa: 19 pages.

The National Children’s Alliance of Canada, in its desire to become more knowledgeable about the status of children in care in Canada, commissioned the Child Welfare League of Canada to develop an informative position paper for dissemination to the Canadian people, organizations involved in child welfare, and governmental representatives interested in moving forward in research and policy development. In addressing the subject of children in care in Canada, this paper will: answer broad questions; highlight some current statistics and gaps in data; highlight key issues and current trends; and identify recommendations for future research. Adherence to and relevance of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child will be addressed.

Canadian CW report