Saskatchewan's child welfare system

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CECW Information Sheet #47E. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work.

In Saskatchewan, the Department of Community Resources’ Child and Family Services Division oversees the quality and delivery of child welfare services. The service delivery system consists of five main regions which have offices located in 22 communities, staffed by provincial social workers.

In addition, the federal Department of Indian and Northern Affairs provides funding for 18 First Nations Child and Family Services agencies, delegated by the province to provide child protection services to children and families on reserves. First Nations agencies are overseen by non-profit boards of directors which are made up of community members, First Nations leaders, or a combination of both.

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