As of Aug. 1, foster parents will receive more financial supports for things including babysitting rates and per diems. In addition, reimbursement for travel expenses will move to an automatic payment system, making it easier for foster parents.
Former children in permanent care and custody often have questions about the reasons they came into care and their birth families. This information can be of critical importance to them as they seek to understand their own history and personal circumstances.
This new online training course is available free of charge for Nova Scotians to learn more about sexual violence, how to respond to a disclosure of sexual violence and how to support someone who has survived it.
The Provincial After-Hours Response Team responds to both child protection and children in care issues outside of regular business hours.
Access, family visitation and transportation services are intended to enable continuity of relationships, reunification, healthy growth and development and a sense of normalcy and routine for children in care.
Read about changes to Access, Family Visitation and Transportation policies.
Prevention and early intervention within child welfare is a proactive and early approach to strengthening children, youth and families.
Read more about prevention and early intervention programs and services
Changes to the Children and Family Services Act, that will help protect Nova Scotians from 16-18 years of age, improve child safety, streamline court processes and ensure children have a safe and lifelong family relationship, take effect on March 1.
Download the factsheet (PDF)
Community Services helps thousands of Nova Scotians in vulnerable situations every day. The time has come to transform and redesign our programs to ensure that they are as effective and efficient as they can be. This website will help keep you up to date with the transformation process.