Placement and Support Services oversees a variety of distinct but related services offered by several programs. They include adoption, foster care, services for children in care, child abuse treatment and child care services.
The various programs provide services for children taken into care and custody, and provide specialized counselling, support and specialized assistance to children and their families to encourage the skills of caregivers and strengthen the family unit.
Adoption Services provide pre-and post-adoption services to children and families.
Child Abuse Treatment Services (CATS)
Child victims of sexual and physical abuse, and those children who have witnessed family violence receive treatment through CATS.
The unit's support workers provide support, consultation and liaison with resources and training for foster parents.
Services to Children in Care and Custody
This unit provides a variety of services to meet the needs of children in temporary or permanent care.