Child, Youth & Family Supports
Community Services provides a range of community-based, prevention-oriented services to children, youth, and their families.
A mandated review of the Children and Family Services Act is underway. The review is being conducted by a project team made up of staff from the Department of Community Services, the Department of Justice and Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services, and will take into account the African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaw perspectives.
The review will focus on:
- duty to report third party abuse
- prohibition on publications
- the child abuse register
Programs and resources
The different types of adoption, eligibility etc.
- Foster Care
Information for prospective foster parents.
- Child Abuse
Information for people who suspect a child is being abused.
- Prevention and Early Intervention
Prevention and early intervention within child welfare is a proactive and early approach to strengthening children, youth and families.
- Children in Care
When children can't remain in the home.
- Alternative Family Care
- Community Residential Services
This program provides placement services for children and youth in the care of the Minister of Community Services, who require more supervision and structure than is available in family foster care.
- Secure Care at The Wood Street Centre
A safe place for children and youth in crisis.
- Child Abuse Register
The Child Abuse Register is used by organizations to confirm that potential employees and volunteers have not been found by the court to have abused children.
- By e-mail: Use our contact form