Prince Edward Island’s child welfare system

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CECW Information Sheet #61E. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work.

In Prince Edward Island (PEI), the provincial Minister of Social Services and Seniors has the overall responsibility for the administration of child welfare services, which includes child protection. The Director of Child Welfare is appointed by the Minister of Social Services and Seniors to oversee the protection of vulnerable children.

Child protection services in PEI are delivered by the Department of Social Services and Seniors’ Child and Family Services Division child protection teams. The service delivery system consists of two administrative units with five offices located in communities across the province. Child protection staff are provincial social workers, under the supervision of the Director of Child Welfare.

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