Protection-and-In-Care-Policy-and-Procedure-Manual-May 10, 2023
10 November 2023
When assessing the immediate safety for a child and the risk of future harm, the social worker is engages with the child and the family to gain an understanding of their strengths and needs including identifying kin, members of the community including an Indigenous representative, who might play a role in keeping the child safe and supporting the family. [...] The manager or a social worker may consent to the provision of medical treatment for the child or youth, and the manager may consent to the adoption of the child or youth under the Adoption Act, 2013. [...] The team must include the social worker for the child or youth and the social worker for the child or youth’s parents; the child or youth (where developmentally appropriate); the parents of the child or youth (if they are actively involved), the foster parents, caregivers/licensee or residential staff person; and may also include other professionals working with the child or youth, extended family. [...] In cases where the child has been removed from their parent’s care, the Plan for the Child outlines the efforts planned to maintain the child’s contact with the parent, family or other person significant to the child and a description of the arrangements made or being made to recognize the importance of the child’s identity and cultural and community connections or where the child is an Indigenous. [...] This screening decision involves a clinical assessment of: a) the details regarding the current incident and whether the information indicates a parent acted to protect the child; b) the family’s child welfare history and any previous referrals; c) the social worker’s professional knowledge of the dynamics of child maltreatment; d) the impact of the parent’s behavior on the child e) the factors th.