Title:Kinship care review report
Corporate Author: Government of Alberta. Children and Youth Services
Subject:Children – child welfare system
Publisher:Government of Alberta. Children and Youth Services
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2009
In February 2009, the Honourable Janis Tarchuk, Minister of Alberta Children and Youth Services, announced that the ministry was undertaking an internal review of Alberta’s Kinship Care Program to learn what is working well and what can be improved. At this time, Minister Tarchuk reaffirmed Alberta’s commitment to kinship care as a placement option that achieves positive outcomes for many vulnerable children and youth by placing them with extended family or other significant people in the child or youth’s life in a safe and nurturing environment.
This report provides an overview of the kinship care program in Alberta and considers evidence-based leading practice and cross-jurisdictional comparisons, highlighting what is working well and providing recommendations for continued improvement.